Maybe one of your resolutions this year is to attend a writer’s conference. While conferences are a valuable source of information, often pearls wisdom gleaned from a conference are often left to languish on a laptop or notebook. Here’s a few tips on how to better leverage your new-found knowledge.
- Create a to-do list based on conference materials. Which includes following up with any contacts that you met at the conference. One of my to-do’s from the 20 Books to 50K conference resulted in an interview with Cameron Coral who then invited me to be a guest on her blog.
- Share what you’ve learned. Conference re-caps make great blog posts. Courtney Kenney recently posted an excellent re-cap of the 20 Books to 50K conference.
- Schedule time to review your notes a few weeks to a month after the conference. Do any new action items come to mind?
- Make a date for lunch or coffee with one of your writer peers to discuss the conference highlights. Additional discussion will reinforce what you’ve learned. Besides there’s something magic about sharing knowledge over a good cup of coffee or a delicious meal.
Wishing all of you much success with your creative endeavors in 2018!