Between editing, getting my pitching materials together, and pre-conference jitters, I have to admit my brain has not been in any condition to come up with something original for an On Writing post. But since I'm doing lots of conference prep anyway, I thought I would share some of the other great conference advice posts I've found (with my commentary). Enjoy!
Preparing for Conferences, Your One-Sheet: Covers the purpose of a one-sheet and what it should contain, including examples!
What to bring when you pitch: A list of what to bring to a meeting with an agent or editor, with helpful explanations.
How do I prepare for a writing conference?: Advice from agent Chip MacGregor on how to prepare for a meeting with an agent or editor and how to make a good impression.
That Conference Appointment: Agent Steve Laube answers questions about his experiences with conference appointments.
Pitching at a Conference: Agent Rachelle Gardner shares her perspective on pitch appointments and other interactions with agents and editors.
Preparing for a Conference: Practical tips for feeling your best at a conference and getting the most out of it.
Conquering Conference Jitters: Suggestions on what to wear, what to bring, and what to expect to get out of a writers' conference.
How do I get the most out of a writers' conference?: Tips for making the most of attending a writers' conference.
The Introvert's Guide to Conferences: Advice specific to introverts on how to prepare for and cope with the many social interactions inherent to conferences.
Writers Conferences and Networking: Details the various types of connections writers may make by embracing networking at a conference.
Writers' Conference Follow-Up: A list of what to do post-conference to make the most of your investment.
Fellow Lands Uncharted blogger Elizabeth had an awesome series of conference tips, including quotes from other authors, on her author website on the following topics:
Part 1 - Agents
Part 2 - Learning
Part 3 - Network
Part 4 - Miscellaneous
And lastly, here's a post listing 36 posts on the Steve Laube Agency blog regarding writers' conferences: 36 Pieces of Advice about Writers Conferences
Have you been to any writers' conferences? Do you have any advice for me and other conference-goers?
See you next time!