Writer’s Conferences

Interview with Rachel Kent

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

I am looking forward to the Northwest Christian Writers Renewal Conference in April, and I was asked to participate in an interview as a personal introduction for the conferees. Kirk Kraft, the interviewer, told me that I …

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Why Do Agents Attend Writers Conferences?

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

I just bought my plane tickets for my trip up to Seattle for the Northwest Christian Writers’ Renewal Conference in April! I’m excited to get to be a part of their conference this year. I went to …

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Pitching a project: What makes your book unique?

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

ICRS was a success! As Rachelle shared, each of us presented our clients’ projects to editors while we were there. It was so insightful for me to listen to Janet, Mary, Wendy and Rachelle give their presentations …

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A Mock 15-Minute Meeting at a Conference: Follow Along

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

If you have yet to experience a meeting with an agent at a conference, or if you’ve had several but came away with regrets on your performance, you need to invest in some careful preparation. Follow along …

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Backdoor to Literary Representation

Wendy Lawton

Blogger: Wendy Lawton

So. . . you need a literary agent. You know you’ve got a knock-em-dead manuscript but now you have to find an agent willing to represent you. You’ve done everything right. You’ve gone to the agency website …

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What to do when an editor shows interest and other editors have the proposal

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

This blog is in answer to a question we received from Kristen in Washington.

She asks: “Let’s suppose that three editors request a proposal at a writers conference. What in the world does a writer do if …

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Don’t drop the ball! Following up after a conference

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

The ACFW conference has come and gone, and I know many of you attended this year. I have heard glowing reports from my clients who were in attendance. There were many blogs written before the conference about …

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How to Set Your Writing Goal for 2013–and Achieve It

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

You’ve heard the axiom, plan your work and work your plan. Sound advice but so often glossed over or under-applied. Now is the time to begin thinking . . . and preparing. You have three months …

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After the Conference

Wendy Lawton

Blogger: Wendy Lawton

We often write about how to get ready for a conference and how to make the most of each day at the conference, but what about after the conference is over? There’s usually a natural letdown after …

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