Get More Out of Writer’s Conferences
I am excited about the upcoming annual CAPA-U Writer’s Conference this Saturday in Harford, CT, sponsored by the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association (CAPA), a fantastic organization composed of a group of dedicated independent authors and publishers. This is my third CAPA conference and I’ve met agents and talented writers and editors, while expanding my knowledge of the craft and marketing.
Advance planning will help writers get the most out of these conferences. Writers should ask themselves some key questions:
- Who is the sponsoring organization? Is it a reputable organization? Is the agenda/schedule available? Are the workshop topics appropriate for a writer of your level?
- What do I want to get out of a writers’ conference? What are my goals?
- How can I meet other writers and establish connections?
- Do a have a novel (finished manuscript) to shop? If so what agents do a want to meet? What…
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