How to Prepare for a Writers Conference

It’s that time of the year again to talk about how to prepare for a writers conference . The Greater Philadelphia conference is coming up in August and the ACFW conference is in September. Let’s talk about how we can prepare ourselves for days of workshops, appointments, little sleep and lots of fun. I’ll get us started.

My top three tips for preparing for a writers conference

1) Get lots of rest before the conference. Most writers conferences are nonstop busy, so if you go in well rested, you’ll be more alert and ready for anything.
2) Study the websites of the people you’d like to meet with, whether they are agents, editors or authors. You want to take interest in who you’re meeting with. That goes a long way. You might not get picked up, but you might make a friend.
3) Get your one sheets and business cards together and as professional as you can.

Your turn – what other tips can you give us to help us prepare? We can all use a good tip, even if we’re seasoned writers conference conference attenders.

Today’s question comes from Pam Halter, Children’s Writing Panelist.
Pam Halter headshotPam Halter is a children’s author/editor and former homeschooling mom. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, two daughters and two cats. When Pam is not writing, she enjoys quilting, reading, cooking and gardening. Pam is on the staff and faculty for the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference. Read more about her on her website. Connect with her on Facebook.

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