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12 Tips to Make the Most Out of Your Writer's Conference

Well, it's that time of year again!

No...not the time for hot pants. Okay, okay, you can wear hot pants if you want, but try not to wear them to your next writers conference, which is the subject of today's post. That's right, its summer conference time! In honor of this magical time of year, I'd like to give you a bit of advice to help prepare you for your upcoming adventure. Below are some of the most important things I've learned from attending writer's conferences over the years. I hope you find these tips as useful as I have.
Good luck!
1. BE PREPARED. 

Bring plenty of updated business cards to hand out to all of the amazing people you will meet. If you are an illustrator, bring postcards and an updated portfolio. Also, make sure you bring pens (you will probably need more than one) and notepads (you will probably need more than two), so that you can take lots of notes.

2. EXTRA CREDIT. 

Don’t just do your homework, go for extra credit! Get to know the c…

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