Benefits of a Writer’s Conference
As an author, you should feel at home at a writer’s conference. Due to their numerous benefits, conferences need to be recurring parts of a writer’s schedule. Therefore we’re thrilled to share the reasons why as an author you should attend a writer’s conference.
Firstly, you acquire knowledge and ideas on becoming a better writer. This is the most common motivation and benefit behind regular attendance at writers’ conferences. Inspiration can strike anywhere but it is more likely in an environment where people have a common passion and are vocal about their perspectives about it. Conferences are also a smart way to keep up with the trends and therefore to know where to aim your next book.
A writer’s conference is a great environment for networking. Apart from creating content, a big part of a writer’s life is connecting with fellow professionals. Since a writer’s conference prioritizes the discussion of books and the writing process, it is a given that the attendees share a common interest in literature. Therefore, a common interest can lead to collaborations or simply lifelong connections.
Furthermore, a writer’s conference is the best place to advertise yourself and your work. Although a lot of attendees are emerging writers, a number of literary agents and editors will also be present. Of course, there is no guarantee that a contract will be signed there, at the very least you will have received valuable feedback.
Finally, a writer’s conference is an easy way to keep up with new trends. The literary world is everchanging and that can leave you wondering which way to focus your work as a writer. What are contemporary readers looking for in each genre? What type of book covers attract readers? As you network with readers, writers, agents and publishing companies, you should be able to find answers to most of the questions you may have. Keeping up with emerging themes and topics will help you market your book and shape your future projects.
As an author, the moment you feel that your manuscript is ready to find a publishing company to publish it, Langtons International Agency will be more than delighted to review your work and help find you a publishing company to guarantee the success of your book.