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I have only been to one writer’s conference and that was as a guest expert in eBook formatting for mostly biographically typed authors so I don’t think that counts. I would love to go but I barely make it to the NaNoWriMo events that are near me. But after reading Heather Webb’s post at Writer unBoxed, I really want to go to one now.

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What a Writer’s Conference Really Buys You

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I just attended the Writer’s Digest Conference and as always, I returned home tired and full of inspiration. But there’s something that has stuck in my mind that is nagging at me. Saturday afternoon, I was sitting in the lobby, chatting with several aspiring writers who had a lot of questions about the industry and genre categories among other things. At one point, I overheard a conversation between two attendees adjacent to me. One of the writers turns to another and says, “Isn’t this so great? I’ve met a lot of people, exchanged cards with them.” Etc. Etc. But the other person shrugged and said, “I guess, but I think it’s lame the way these things are all about sponging off of the wannabes to make a bunch of money.”

I couldn’t help but stare at this person.

Read the full post on Writer unBoxed.

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