It’s time for Rachel Recommends – Tip #5: “Attend writing conferences to learn and grow as a writer.”
This tip seems fitting especially after I just came back from a writer’s conference! I love the days after a conference when my mind is just bursting with new ideas!
At this conference in particular, I had the advantage of being on faculty and also attending the different sessions!
3 Reasons Why I Love Conferences:
1. Learning – One of my favorites classes was attending Rachel Hauck‘s continuing session on “The Story Equation.” Seriously though, if you haven’t read any of her books, I would highly recommend it!
I love coming home and reviewing all the notes that I may have taken throughout the conference. Whether on marketing, writing, editing, or publishing, I found something to apply to ever area of my writing career.
2. Motivation//Encouragement – Being a writer, it is always possible (and highly probable) that you may fall into periods of self-doubt. You may think that no one understands your writing quirks.
Here at a conference, everyone is in the same boat as you — they love to write or they feel called to write. I always leave a conference feeling motivated more than ever to work on my next book!
3. New Friends – And as always, you always have the possibility of leaving the conference with more like-minded friends than what you would’ve started with!
I met up with one of my friends that I made at a previous conference. We were surprised to see each other there and we decided to email periodically to check up and encourage each other on our writing journeys.
And as nerve-wracking rooming with someone you don’t know, my roomie became such a good friend after that past weekend! The wonderful Angela Schans is an inspiring lady and it was wonderful to share like-minded stories and tips about CreateSpace.
Have you ever attended a writer’s conference?
If you love to write, I would encourage you to check out the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writer’s Conference next year!!