Sunday, May 18, 2014

Ready for Blue Ridge

This week I am attending the Blue Ridge Mountains Writers Conference at Ridgecrest Conference Center in North Carolina.  The BRMCWC experience includes an almost-overwhelming assortment of agents, editors, and authors from the world of Christian publishing.  This year's conferees total almost 400 people with attendees flying in from as far as Germany and Japan.

So, the next several days my head will be loaded with workshops, classes, and loads of information.  Getting ready to attend the conference, I found help and encouragement in Edie Melson's article, "The Value of a Conference isn't Always in the Pitching."  She shares the following . . .

As many of you know, we’re just days away from the 2014 Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. If you’re following the blog or part of the Yahoo Eloop it seems that all the talk is about how to pitch your project. And while pitching is good, sometimes it’s not always the best use of your time at a conference.

So what do you do at a conference if you’re not pitching? 

I think the answer is three-fold, and in my opinion, these three answers truly are the most important things you can do at a conference, whether you have something to pitch or not.

Read the entire article here.

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