Each year a group of veteran authors partner with Kennesaw State University to present the annual Red Clay Conference. The conference is available to members of the Georgia Writers Association, the link you will find here. Whether you are an aspiring author, or a veteran author, a membership here is money well spent.
This year’s conference will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017.
For several years, I have offered critique sessions whereby participants submit a short section of their work in progress. I critique the work and then – at the conference – meet the author for a one-on-one consultation of said work. This service has been widely popular. Many authors go on to hire me as their personal editor. Last year, two participants were published in magazines, two published their novels, and one contracted with an agent. Editing, is the most crucial step in writing, but I digress.
This weekend, The Georgia Writers will meet to plan the April conference. For the authors currently reading this blog, I ask, “what questions do you have about the writing process?” Do you want to learn about editing, the business side of being an author, or the steps from passion to publication? I want to build a conference that answers your questions and leaves you feeling excited about your work.
I am uncertain if the board will opt to hold critique sessions this year; but before we meet to discuss the agenda, I want to ensure that the conference meets your needs.
So tell me, what do you look for in a writing conference.
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Renea Winchester is a traditionally-published author of three books. She is a Jesus lover, a gardener, and a giver of hugs. She may be reached at P.O. Box 404, Webster NC 28788