The Value in Attending a Writers Conference

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We interrupt the regularly scheduled blog 
to bring you breaking news:
The 2014 Wordsowers Writers Conference
Kicks off Friday, February 28 at 7pm
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From my own experience, going to a conference is well worth it. But I’ll share my tale later. For now, I caught up with Jeanie to ask her some questions. 
 Have you ever been to a writer’s conference?
This will be my first, and I’m really excited about it. In the past I had two major hold-ups:
·   Total intimidation. I thought, “Authors and publishers and editors…and me. They’ll know I don’t belong.” Silly, huh?
·   Lack of funds. Seriously, I couldn’t afford $100’s of dollars to attend one. This conference is only $55 when you prepay. Sweet!
You’re getting ready to attend one here in Omaha, what are you expecting to gain from going?
·  Because I’m new to the field, I want to gain knowledge.
·  Get a better understanding of the industry.
·  Hone my writing skills
·  Learn how to sell my work.
·  Meet others who feel the same. 
What are you looking forward to the most at the upcoming conference?
There are so many fabulous things going on it’s hard to pick just one. Here’s my top 5:
·  I’m pumped about the free concert on Friday night. This will be my first chance to see the Morgans onstage.
·  Lee Warren’s “On Ramp” session after Friday’s concert. He’s going to walk us through the conference experience so we know what to expect. That’s huge for me since I’ve never been to a writers conference before.
·  I’m eager for the Skype conferences since the editors are looking for writers.
·  Cookies at the coffee bar.
·  Honestly, I excited about all of it.
If you haven’t registered yet, it’s not too late. And I can tell you from personal experience it is well worth it. It was at a conference that I met the acquisitions editor for CrossRiver Media who published my book Where Hope Starts.
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Jeanie is a fellow Wordsower and newly published author with a story appearing in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles Happen. Released February 4, 2014. 

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Angela D. Meyer, author of Where Hope Starts, lives in Omaha, NE with her husband of more than 22 years. She homeschools their daughter and recently graduated their son who is now off to the Marines. She loves God, her family, good stories, and connecting with friends. Someday she wants to ride in a hot air balloon and vacation by the sea. 

Connect with Angela on her website or on Facebook

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