authors' events / book readings / speaking engagements / workshops / writers' conferences / writers' groups

Ideas for Writers’ Events

Recently I attended–and took part in–a writers’ read-aloud event at a local restaurant. It was awesome to hear a wide variety of writers (fiction, non-fiction, poetry) share a 10 minute reading of their work. A lot of these writers are taking their first plunge into writing seriously and for some of them, this was their … Continue reading

interviews / literary agents / traditional publishing / writers' conferences

Tips for A Writer’s Conference Interview

This post is some excerpts from an actual email letter of advice to a writer who was signing up to speak with a publisher’s representative at a writer’s conference. Since the writer did not indicate to me exactly who she was going to meet, I provided the following general advice. Know who you are meeting with … Continue reading