What I Know About Writer’s Conferences

Basically, nothing. And, this is where you can help me! Yay! *confetti*

This weekend (April 29-30), I’ll be attending my very first writer’s conference: Indiana SCBWI’s Annual Conference.

I know I should look at this from a networking stand point, and take advantage of being around editors, agents, and fellow writers, but being the nerd I am, I’m just so ridiculously excited to go to the sessions, and take lots of notes! *shiny notebook and pens* *check*

Ok, ok, of COURSE I’ll hang out, circulate, and meet-and-greet with all The People, because that’s really where you get the experience and learning, and let’s face it: I DO love meeting new people. (BONUS: I get to meet some of my Twitter and Blog friends there too! *waves hi to Alina, Carol, Clara, and Michele*)

I just like feeling like a student again, and embrace any opportunity to re-live studenthood.

And, I’m an irrepressible nerd. Truth.

So Tell Me: do YOU have any writer’s conference tips you’d like to share with this newbie? What should I bring? And, more importantly, what should I wear?? ^_^


15 thoughts on “What I Know About Writer’s Conferences

  1. Clara Kensie says:

    It was great to meet you in person at the conference, Liza! Hope you had a fantastic time and that you filled your shiny new notebooks with so many notes that your shiny new pens ran out of ink. 🙂

  2. Regina Linton says:

    This will be the first one that I am attending as well, so I really don’t have any pointers for you. I am going in with an open mind and mingling spirit as well. Can’t wait to meet new people and experience new things. Hope to get a lot of useful information out of it. Very excited about it. Hope to see you there.

  3. Carolina Valdez Miller says:

    I used to love going back to school shopping. OMG, when I first went off to college…dang, the thrill of pulling together pens and paper and a shiny new bag. LOVE. So fun to learn and experience new things. Sounds to me like you’re fully prepared. Looking forward to meeting in person! 😀

  4. Lana says:

    If you have somethig to pitch, bring it along. Otherwise, soak in the energy and keep your ears open! Meeting people is the most important thing, you never know what doors that could open for you. Good luck and have fun!

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