This is Alena!
Have you ever noticed writers typically aren’t the most socially outgoing group?
Especially this one.
Okay, I love kids and enjoy having them around. Other than that, give me a laptop, a nice view and a cup of coffee or tea and I’m set. Best day ever.
When I found out the next step on my writing journey was to attend a conference. I was a more than a little intimidated and woefully unprepared.
Was I even ready?
Have to put myself, my baby (aka my manuscript) out there?
When I found out the cost, I was further taken back.
Was I truly ready to spend the Benjamins?
Was I serious about becoming a published author?
Would this really help me become published?
I wasn’t convinced.
But the writer in me kept urging me on.
Do I? Don’t I?
That pesky voice in my head kept asking questions.
What should I expect when talking to an editor or an agent?
Was I truly ready for this?
Where can I go to get answers to all the questions I had about writers conferences?
Well I’m excited to say there’s a new book in town, just in time to help those of us attending The American Christian Fiction Writer’s (ACFW) Conference in Dallas, Texas this September – or any future conference, for that matter.
It’s written by best-selling authors Susan May Warren and Rachel Hauck, along with the My Book Therapy MBT coaching staff. I’ve had a sneak peek and can tell you it’s to help you be prepared for a writers conference! (Full Disclosure: That may be a self-serving comment since I was one of the writers.)
Here are some of the topics it covers:
- Budgeting for a conference
- Business cards
- Pitch sheets
- Choosing the right workshops to attend
- How to handle yourself at appointments
- Conference etiquette
- How to pack for success
To start it off, MBT is offering a free excerpt, when you LIKE their Facebook page (just click).