Writer’s Conferences

2015, A Year for Hope

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Inevitably, December sneaks in through the back door while we’re still cleaning up the dining room after Thanksgiving. Rude, isn’t it. In another week, editors will cease entertaining submissions and focus on finishing current projects before taking …

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When Doubt Niggles

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

You know the feeling. You’re plugging along feeling like you’re doing okay, and then a disruptive thought pops forward from the back of your mind, haunting, accusing: This isn’t good enough. What were you thinking? The Bible …

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A Writing Entrepreneur

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

We talk often talk about the craft of writing and aspects of the writing life here on the Books & Such blog. Today, I want to view you as a writing entrepreneur and talk about what that …

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Your Hook: the On/Off Button in Your Proposal

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

After at trip to the International Christian Retail Show (ICRS), Christian publishing’s version of the general market’s Book Expo America (BEA), which Rachelle Gardner reported on here, I served on the writers track at SpeakUp, …

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Conference Graces

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Mount Hermon ushers in the busiest writers conference season from now through autumn, and many of you will be making your way there today. Be sure to introduce yourself to Janet and Wendy when you see them. …

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The Author-Agent Partnership: Finding the Right Fit

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

What should a writer look for in an agent? What does an agent look for in a client? It’s tempting for a writer to go with the first offer of representation because it means you’ve crossed the …

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The Best Advice You Ever Received in a Critique

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Do you recall the one or two Aha! moments in your writing journey in which you personally received stellar advice or feedback that was life changing for your WIP? For your craft? For your career as an …

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2 Keys to Successful Agent and Editor Meetings

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Two initial impressions you’ll leave with agents and editors you meet at a writers conference are your level of professionalism and the degree of your publishing knowledge. Whether or not you plan to attend a conference yet …

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Anatomy of a Conference Experience

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

The busiest conference season is into full swing through the summer into fall. I’m at the Write To Publish Conference this week and will have limited time to respond to comments. But here are some of the …

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How can you connect with an agent at a writers conferences?

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

Last week I wrote a blog post about how an agent spends a typical day in the office. You can read it here.

Today I’m at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference as a faculty …

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