On the eve of LDS Storymakers Conference 2017, let me provide a few quick tips regarding how to prepare for it and other similar conferences, a couple of reasons not to stress about going to such conferences. I’m not an amateur at participating in writers’ conferences, but I’m not an expert on any of these subjects, so please add your suggestions to this post’s comments if you have anything to add!
It can be tempting to stress about a conference, particularly if you are pitching to an agent. For the most part, you shouldn’t stress because, as J. Scott Savage so eloquently said: “This is a writers’ conference. This is a readers’ conference…and it’s a family reunion.” No matter what stage of writing you’re at, there will be people there like you to relate with. But, if you still want to stress, check out these posts and tips on pitching and other conference stress-inducers:
What are your conferences of choice, and what’s your best advice for preparing for them?