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Writer's Conference

Hello Everyone, I hope life is treating you well. Things are good here in my neck of the woods. The last month has been devoted to catching up on my novel. The plot is finally coming together and hopefully, the second draft will be completed by the end of October, if not sooner.

The main reason for rushing to finish my project (if two years is rushing) is I plan to attend the James River Writer Conference in Richmond, Virginia this October. While there, I will have the opportunity to pitch my novel to a literary agent. Now, I'm not expecting much my first time out of the gate, but in the infinitesimal chance she's interested, I would like to be prepared.

There are also lots of other interesting events which include:

• Pitchapalooza, offers authors the opportunity to sharpen their pitching skills with national book marketing experts David Henry Sterry and Arielle Eckstut.
• Workshops designed to help writers compose query letters and poetry.
• One-on-one meetings with literary agents.
• Panels led by national and regional leaders in publishing.
• New sessions on using Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

For those who aren't familiar with this conference, it is a wonderful opportunity to network and learn a lot about the writing industry along the way. If any of you decide to attend, let me know and maybe we can meet in person. Hope to see you there. Until next time, happy writing.



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  1. Good luck finishing your novel! :)

    It sounds like an amazing conference.

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  2. Have a great time at the conference. I come away from them exhausted but full of energy to write at the the same time.

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  3. Thanks Golden Eagle, I'll take all the well wishes I can get.(;

    Carol, I hope the conference has a similar effect on me, (minus the exhausted part). (:

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  4. Glad to hear from you... sounds like an awesome time.

    I wish you the best of luck!

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  5. It sounds like an awesome conference! I only have one conference in my budget for this year and its already slotted for the one here in Arkansas, but next year I hope to branch out and hit more mainstream conferences like yours. :)

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  6. Sounds like a fabulous conference! And so exciting to pitch to an agent! (Well, okay-- exciting AND nerve racking.) Have fun and good luck!

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  7. Hope you update with a report on the conference so we can live vicariously through your experiences to be ready for the time when we too go to a conference. Hope you have a great time. Richmond is a lovely city.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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