Jenny Hansen’s Advice for Writer’s Conferences.
by Jenny Hansen
On Monday, Laura Drake gave us amazing tips on How To Improve Our Pitching. I’ve got to admit, I was totally impressed.
As extroverted as I am, I’d almost rather get a root canal than go to a group pitching session. I’ve been to them and hated it. The best thing you can do is prepare and read Laura’s post!
I haven’t figured out if they are harder on the editors or the writers, but it’s tough to pitch in front of strangers. But I have a secret for you: I’ve never, ever seen or heard of an editor in a group pitch that didn’t give his or her card to all the participants.
You WILL make contacts at a conference, just by strapping on your titanium panties and showing up! Is that groovy or what? A conference is a chance to meet publishing professionals you’d never normally come…
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