The Value of Writing Conferences

Writer's Digest Conference East

On April 5-7, Writer’s Digest will be hosting a large writing conference in New York City. What’s new this year is that even though much of the conference covers topics of interest to self-published authors, such as creating a career out of e-books or learning how to build a brand for your work, we’re launching the event with a full day of programming devoted exclusively to self-published authors. It’s an exciting time when self-published authors can have a conference all to themselves.

So why attend a conference? (And by that I mean any conference, not just ours.)

Conferences provide you with the kind of classroom session experience you can’t get anywhere else (even if you go back to school). You get to network with like-minded people and even get one-on-one time with instructors, speakers, agents and other authors.

But one of the most important benefits that seems to get the least amount of press is the huge buzz. People who attend conferences leave fired up and excited about what they’re doing. It gives them the inspiration and the energy to go home, sit down and write as if it’s the only thing that matters in the world. Going to a conference will help you start, re-start, or finally finish that project you’ve been dreaming of getting into print.

If you make it to the WD conference (either one of them!), please make sure to say hello if you see me walking the halls. There’s nothing I like more than talking to writers, hashing out stories and feeling that conference energy.

Until then, keep writing!

Phil Sexton

Publisher, Writer’s Digest

 
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Will we see you in New York for the conference? What are you looking forward to most?