Tag Archives | Networking

Tips from Industry Pros: Before During and After a Conference

Networking is so key to a writer’s career and conferences are a great way to combine networking with craft. Whether you choose to attend more craft-based programming like Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) nationals and regionals, Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP), and Midwestern Writers Workshop (MWW) or more industry focused conferences like BookExpo America (BEA) and American Library Association (ALA)–most of attendees include publishing professionals and writers for anywhere from […]


Not Abusing Your Personal Contacts For Professional Agendas

This post is a little hard to write, but because it’s happened to me several times in the past few months as well as for many of my agented friends, I’d like to throw this out into the universe. When a writer signs with an agent and/or sells their first book they may sometimes find themselves a little more popular with the aspiring authors they knew way-back-when. I’m a firm believer in paying it forward, but […]