Category: Writer Life

Conference Series: Pitching & Promotion

Welcome to the Conference Series Workblog, Day 2. (Link to Day 1) Self-promotion is one of the many possible reasons for attending a writing conference. Although the possibilities are endless, I’m going to discuss three primary tactics to achieve this goal: Pitching, Freebies, and Volunteering. Pitching The first thing I’d like to do is debunk…

Writing Conferences and Good Karma Tuesday

As promised, today is Day One in the workblog series on Writing Conferences. But since it’s Good Karma Tuesday, the first thing I want to do is award some prizes! Good Karma Tuesday winner: Aurora St JamesReciprocal Pimp award: Vicki Lane Speaking of Good Karma, check out my pal Carrie’s blog. She’s giving away free…

Pep Talk to Aspiring Authors

So, today my crit partners were throwing a pity party because the ratio of aspiring authors to acquiring editors is astronomical. I say, WHO CARES? What’s that got to do with me?! Actually, what I say is this: First, you cannot, repeat, CANNOT, think of writing (or any profession) from a statistical standpoint. Sure, there’s…

Erica Ridley
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