Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Why go to writer's conferences?

I've known many people who go to writer's conferences to be around writers. But why do writers spend good money and precious time to go to a conference and listen to other writers? Because writers want to know what others are doing. Writer's want to find the magic formula for writing that best seller. They want to be "discovered." Everyone wants to meet that agent that will think their work is wonderful and get them that six figure advance.

Are there reasons to spend money on a writing conference? Sure.

A completed manuscript to pitch to editors and agents
A completed proposal to pitch to editors and agents
The knowledge that you still have things to learn
A strong desire to foster relationships and networks with other writing professionals.
Full immersion in the writing scene with others who understand what you do.
Inspiration and renewal of enthusiasm.

If you live in Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Writer's Federation Inc. has a writer's conference May 2nd and 3rd at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City. Rebecca York, JA Jance, Marcia Preston and CJ Lyons will all be there. Come on down, or up, as the case may be.
Register at www.OWFI.com

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