Friday, June 1, 2012

Writing Conferences

Happy June, everyone!  I've got a short and sweet post for ya.

I have never been to a writing/blogging/book conference.  Have you?  I used to attend English teacher conferences back in the day, and I loved those. But now I'm super excited because I'm going to be attending BEA for a day next week (Tuesday - road trip up to NYC, woot!), and I'm also attending SCBWI the first weekend of August in L.A. with some of my beta partners, including YAtopia's Kelley Vitollo/Nyrae Dawn. Yay!  I can't wait to meet people!

I'm wondering what to expect.  Have you been to a writer's conference?  What are the benefits and which conferences would you recommend?  Any advice and recommendations would be appreciated!

Also, today is the last day to enter to win a copy of The Downside of Being Charlie.



  1. I blogged about a writer's conference last month. I think all conferences are different but some things are universal.

  2. I don't have any conference advice to offer since I haven't yet been to one, but just wanted to pop in and say that I will be at the SCBWI in LA as well. Hope to meet you there!

  3. I've only been to one writer's conference and I loved it. I digned up to pitch to an editor and got a full MS request out of it, so that was great. There are so many networking opportunities, but then you also get to learn so much. I loved it. Unfortunately I haven't been able to go to one since as it keeps clashing with my son's footy.

  4. I just posted about conferences too! I've never been, but I'm planning on attending the RWA Emerald City Writers Conference in October. They have a program for first timers where they show them around and help them get the most out of the conference experience. Very exciting.

    Are you pitching anything while at these conferences?