Networking at Writer's Conferences: From Contacts to Contracts

Overview

Use writer's conferences to establish career-making contacts with agents, editors, and other writers

Veteran writers and editors Steven and Lee Spratt offer savvy advice on using writer's conferences as your primary networking tool. They'll help you make strong and lasting connections with agents, editors, and other writers by showing you how to:
* Present yourself as a ...

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Overview

Use writer's conferences to establish career-making contacts with agents, editors, and other writers

Veteran writers and editors Steven and Lee Spratt offer savvy advice on using writer's conferences as your primary networking tool. They'll help you make strong and lasting connections with agents, editors, and other writers by showing you how to:
* Present yourself as a professional in any situation, even if you've never sold a word
* Follow up on new contacts to get the most out of every lead
* Find and evaluate hundreds of writer's conferences and workshops throughout the country
* Abide by the rules of publishing protocol when sending out query letters, proposals, and manuscripts
* Transform you're conference contacts into book contracts

With this essential guide, you'll make and keep the important connections that are a vital part of every professional writer's life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471055228
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/1/1995
  • Series: Books for Writers Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 179
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

STEVEN D. SPRATT and LEE G. SPRATT have been partners, writers, editors, and teachers for over a decade. For the past three years, they have taught a class in Portland, Oregon, called "Writing Marketable Fiction."They speak regularly at writer's conferences and workshops on the subjects of networking, writing effectively, and marketing.

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Table of Contents

BEFORE THE CONFERENCE.

What Is a Writer's Conference?

Why Are All These People Really Here?

Evaluating Your Status as a Writer: A Questionnaire.

Which Conference Is Right for You?

Decide Your Agenda and Set Your Goals.

Educate Yourself.

Qestions You Should Never Ask and Why.

The Right Tools for the Job.

DURING THE CONFERENCE.

Present Yourself Professionally.

You've Arrived;
Now What?

Making Contacts.

Personal Consultations.

AFTER THE CONFERENCE.

Once You're Home.

Where Do You Go from Here?

Other Networking Opportunities.

Writer's Conferences and Workshops.

Bibliography.

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    Unimaginably Stupid

    If shipping costs weren't so high, I'd send this back for a refund. It is without a doubt not only the stupidest book that exists on the subject, but the stupidest book that possibly could be written on the subject. Information, such as it is, is broken into widely spaced paragraphs to make it accessible to morons like us. Advice includes (separate paragraph for each tidbit!): getting a good night's sleep, remembering to bring two pens in case one runs out of ink, bathing before the conference so as not to offend, and avoiding getting drunk in the hotel bar.

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