Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Top Ten Reasons To Attend a Writer’s Conference

10. The stylish name-tags. Okay, kidding.

 9. The food. Still kidding.

 8. Meeting internet writing friends (people look different in 3-D than 2-D).

 7. The chance to listen to famous authors, published authors (not always the same thing) and lots of other experienced people in the writing and publishing industry.

 6. Sit at a table with total strangers and talk about genres, word count, writing methods and hooks.

 5. Attend workshops and learn I’ve written a few things right.

 4. Attend workshops and find out I’ve written a few things that will need to be burned.

 3. Have total strangers ask, “What do you write?”

 2. Have an agent or editor ask, “What do you write?”

And the  # 1 reason to attend a writer’s conference is having confirmed to you the universal truth :
Writing is the coolest, most awesome job/hobby/obsession in the world!

I get carried away, but how could I not after attending the fabulous ANWA conference? If you were there, you know what I mean. If you weren't there -(well why not?) mark your calendar for next year!


Valerie Ipson said...

Sitting at a table with "total friends" is awesome, too! Had a great time!!!

Angie said...

Those are all good reasons. Glad you had fun!

Susan G. Haws said...

I agree completely.

Renae W. Mackley said...

Okay, Tamara, I hope you're going to share with us the top 10 things you learned at the conference. Hint, hint. BTW, are you going to the Storymaker conference this year? Hope to see you there.

Tamara said...

Renae - I will be going to storymakers - It would be great to see you and catch up!

Tina Scott, the writing artist said...

Another reason to go is to check how sturdy your heart is--if you've signed up to pitch an agent or editor.

Maggie said...

Oh to live in Utah and be able to attend LDS Storymakers without it being a major trip. One day I'll make it...


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