Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pack Your Bags and Go!



Want to know 3 compelling reasons you NEED to go to a writer's conference?  If you're serious about getting published they're a must.


Hop on over to my Guest Post over at Blogging Authors to find out why.


Pssst! Don't forget to leave a comment on the host site. 

16 comments:

Rogue Mutt said...

Nah, meeting me in public would only hurt my chances with agents and editors. I'll hold on to my money, thank you.

Chantele Sedgwick said...

I'm going to my first conference in May! I'm so excited!! Great guest post by the way! :)

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I believe you're right, Raquel. But when money and life won't cooperate, you have to deal with what is and try your best anyway.

You wrote a great guest post, Roland

Blake said...

I just read your guest post - those are certainly compelling reasons. Maybe someday soon I'll manage to pack my bags and go.

Carol Riggs said...

Running off to check out your post now! I love going to conferences (but yeah...spendy, even the local ones in your own state). I've pared back this year, just going to one day out of the 2 days my May Oregon SCBWI conference is offered.

Nas Dean said...

Maybe someday soon I'll manage to pack my bags and go. But noe going over to read your post.

Trisha said...

I totally want to go to one!

Lydia K said...

Will do!

Christine Tyler said...

It's going to be a year or two before I head out to a Conference. I just don't feel it's worth my money to go until I have a manuscript I can actually get a critique on or pitch etc. I'd only be going for the workshops at this point. BUT, I can't wait :)

Raquel Byrnes said...

Rogue - I'm sure you're delightful in person.

Chantele - Hooray, I hope you have a blast.

Roland - Thank you! Always a pleasure.

Blake - You'll be so glad when you do.

Carol - Thank you. I saw your kind comment and appreciate it. =)

Nas - And thank you too!

Trisha - There are smaller ones that aren't too expensive. If you pick on near you there won't even be hotel or car rental. And most registrations include a meal or two.

Lydia - Thanks, Darlin'.

Christine - I hear you. Gotta pick the best time for YOU to go.

Madeleine said...

Intriguing. I like the sound of this :O)

Sarah Allen said...

Great post! And the picture is absolutely fantastic :)

SarahAllen
(my creative writing blog)

Lynnette Labelle said...

Hoping over right now!

Lynnette Labelle
www.lynnettelabelle.com

jenniferelliott14 said...

I love the black and white photo with the red umbrella! Love it!

Rosslyn Elliott said...

Raquel - great thoughts here. I have found conferences to be valuable as well as a lot of fun!

tinadchayes said...

"Most agents meet their clients at a writer’s conference than by any other means"
I had no idea!! Thanks for posting all that information about the benefits of writers conferences.