Tips on Attending Writers Conferences

By Katrin Schumann

Are you attending The Muse and the Marketplace this weekend? It promises to be a great one! Here are some random tips to get the most out of it:

  • Make a list of your top goal(s) for the conference. It is entirely okay to have as your goal: Listen and learn. Sometimes absorbing information and then acting on it later is the best approach.
May 3, 2017 | Katrin Schumann

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