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Preparing for a Writers Conference

Have you registered for the 3rd Annual Comadres and Compadres Writers Conference?

Click here to register!

If you’ve already registered, be sure to prepare by doing the following:
  1. Bring business cards. If you don’t have business cards, you can create your own using templates such as those offered by Avery.
  2. Wear layers. Autumn weather in New York can vary, as can the temperature indoors vs. outdoors, so please dress appropriately.
  3. Pack a writing pad and pens. Our speakers will be sharing much wisdom, and you’ll want to jot it all down.
  4. Create a plan. Carefully read the program, determine which panels offer the information you seek and/or the speakers you want to meet, and schedule your day accordingly. Click here for the program.
  5. Know who you want to know. Read the bios of each speaker to see whose experience and expertise is a good fit for you. An editor who specializes in science fiction may not be the best person to pitch if your book is a literary memoir. Click here for the One-on-One speaker bios and more details.
  6. Prepare your pitch. If an agent or editor asks you to describe your work, you want to be able to do so concisely and confidently. Practice in front of a mirror and/or with an honest friend. Strive to pitch your book in a single sentence, in thirty seconds or less.
  7. Collect business cards. The conference is an excellent opportunity for you to connect with a dynamic community of like-minded people. Ask for the cards of everyone you meet, offer your own, and stay in touch because connections create opportunity.
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