Archive for the 'Writers’ Conferences' Category

Author Activities and Author Interviews

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

I’ve been out of the office more than usual in these last four days. Thursday and Friday, I attended the Cat Writer’s Association Conference in Los Angeles and I’ve been hanging out at the Ventura County Writers Weekend since. I spoke on self-publishing in LA and yesterday, I talked to a group of about 30 […]

What Can a Conference Do For Your Book?

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Are you planning to sign up for a conference this year? While there are conferences held all year round, the majority of them crop up in Spring and Fall. This is a good time to start researching appropriate conferences in your area of interest, in your region and on your time schedule. Here’s a new […]

Promote Your Book Through Conferences

Friday, October 7th, 2011

It’s time to start thinking about your 2012 conference calendar. Although, some conference organizers already have their speakers and workshop leaders lined up for their May and June events, others are still auditioning presenters for their early spring conferences. And, while some slates for fall 2012 events are full, the organizers of others haven’t even […]

It’s Writers’ Conference Season

Monday, June 6th, 2011

I enjoyed a wonderful afternoon at the Ojai Writers’ Conference at the World University in Ojai, California Saturday. I had a casual lunch with interesting writers. Incredibly, I sat at a table of nonfiction writers—ahhh, my comfort zone. Oh I like and appreciate those of you who write fiction and I LOVE editing fiction. But […]

Refresh Those Submission Guidelines You Collect

Monday, March 21st, 2011

I started a project I’d been putting off yesterday and I was reminded of a few things along the way. I keep a log of writing/publishing newsletters and magazines that accept articles and try to keep it updated by writing in the margins when I become aware of changes. Once a year or so, I […]

Should You Attend a Writer’s Conference?

Monday, February 14th, 2011

I’m presenting quite a case for attending a writer’s conference in the upcoming edition of the monthly SPAWN Market Update. Have you ever attended a writer’s conference? Was it a writer’s retreat or were there workshops you could attend on a wide variety of topics of interest to writers/authors? Did the organizers invite agents and […]

What’s in Your Author’s Bag?

Friday, November 26th, 2010

It used to be that writers’ conferences were primarily for writers who wanted help fleshing out their characters, needed advice for writing more meaningful dialog, wanted to know more about writing good poetry or needed assistance formulating nonfiction articles or memoirs. Now, many writers’ conferences have strong elements for authors who are writing and/or promoting […]

Experiencing the Very Real Results of Author Exposure

Monday, November 1st, 2010

I spent my weekend at the Redwood Writers Writers’ Conference and what a nice event this was. It was held in Santa Rosa, California. There were somewhere around 100 writers in attendance. And the conference organizer, Marlene Cullen, did a spectacular job planning and running the event. I want to thank Marlene and her enthusiastic […]

What Can You Get Out of a Writers’ Conference?

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Is it worth the expense and your time to attend a writers’ conference? Those of you who have attended good conferences know the answer to this question. Those who have not, may wonder: What goes on at a writers’ conference? • You will, most likely, have the opportunity to learn from experts and professionals. Depending […]

What’s Good About a Writers’ Conference?

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Do you plan to attend any writers’ conferences this year? Have you ever signed up for one? This is something I recommend, especially for writers seeking writing help and authors seeking publication. Some conferences are also adding a book promotion element to their schedules. What can you get out of a writers’ conference? Depending on […]