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How to Prepare For Your First Writers’ Conference

You’re packing for your very first writers’ conference. What do you bring? What do you say? Relax, I have a few tips for you so you can make the most of your investment, because conferences do cost you in terms of time and dollars. If you arrive prepared and collected, you’ll be sure to leave [...]

By | November 13th, 2013|Creativity, Networking|4 Comments

How To Be An Effective Writer

1. Show Up! And want to make it as a writer. This means don't talk about being a writer – actually sit down in that chair and write! You have to want it so that it takes over everything else! Sometimes you'll have to sacrifice your social life and your sleep in order to get [...]

By | September 24th, 2012|Writing|0 Comments

Writers Conference Tips from a Veteran Conference Goer

  What am I thankful for? Living in North Carolina for one! Don't you know North Carolina is the Writingness State? I'm also thankful for the North Carolina Writers' Network Fall Conferences and if you keep reading this post you'll pick up a few tips from me. Writing conferences are fabulous opportunities to [...]

By | November 23rd, 2011|Networking|1 Comment

How Writers Can Get Paid to Speak

Not long ago, I spoke for free all of the time. While every professional speaker needs to speak for free, there comes a time when the apprenticeship should end. I’d like to share five tips I’ve learned as I've gone from from free to fee.   Publishing Credits: It’s a lot easier to book speaking [...]

By | July 11th, 2011|Writing|4 Comments