Check out this post from Shannon A Thompson’s blog on how writing conferences can surprise you.
Today, I am attending a writing conference. (In case you’re wondering, I’m at the Middle of the Map Conference in Overland Park, Kansas.) While prepping last night, I began thinking about how much I love conferences—and about how many writers are on the fence about attending them.
I always tell writers to attend conferences if they can. Why? Because they might surprise you.
You see, I attended a different conference back in March with the wild hopes of snagging a literary agent.
Extra Tip: You don’t have to travel to attend conferences! There are now online conferences. But make sure to take a business card with you to in-person events.
When the conference was posted, I paid to attend. I also volunteered to help.
Here I was, thinking “volunteering” meant I’d hand out water bottles or get to chat in the early morning hours before arrivals…and then, they asked me…
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