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Why I Recommend Conference
RWA Conference is a brilliant event for writers of romance and/or general fiction as it offers amazing networking and learning opportunities. Here is why I'd recommend conference:
Pitching Opportunities - without a doubt the most important aspect for aspiring writers is the ability to talk to an agent or publisher face to face and tell them about your book.
Networking - meeting other writers, both of the aspiring sort and your favourite published authors, is both worthwhile and fun.
Breakout Sessions - there are always sessions that may not be all that interesting to you, but something is bound to grab your interest when in a building full of writers and publishers. From craft sessions with published authors to learning how the publishing industry works, conference is full of wonderful workshop and panels where you'll learn something new.
Awards Dinner and After Party - as a lover of glitz and glamour, I love dressing up for the gala evening and sitting down to a delicious meal as the Ruby's are announced. Of course being nominated for a prize is a lot more fun, but not being nominated makes the evening much more relaxing as you find more opportunities to network. Then after the awards are announced, a couple of hours are left to dance away the night on the dance floor, another thing I don't get enough opportunities to do.
Meeting Your Favourite Authors - you never know who will be attending conference and you just might get the opportunity to meet someone who you absolutely love reading. Last year, I met Cathryn Hein and got to catch up this year, while I also had the awesome opportunity to meet Maisey Yates. Bring your books (or just one) to be signed!
I hoped you enjoyed this post and if you haven't yet, consider attending RWA or another conference soon!
Until next time,
Rachel Armstrong is an aspiring author of romantic fiction, who has attended two RWA Conferences and cannot wait for Melbourne 2019 and the opportunities it'll bring.
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