As I mostly do link collections, and haven't for a bit -- and as I was ranting recently, links would be calmer, eh? :]
Writer’s Conferences—Are They Relevant in the Internet Age?
I don't know. Lately I've been thinking not, but then I don't write; I helped moderate annual workshops, sometimes twice a year.
The one time I attended a local writer's conference, I won the door prize. (Talk about irony.) Why was I there? To talk with editors... It was an interesting day.
Showing (not telling!) how to pitch!
Wow, this is amazing. All the errors, and then -- the good!
Thanks for the above to Anne R. Allen, Janet Reid, and the BookViewCafe, which is how I was led therein.
And remember the immortal words of Chuck Wendig: The Internet is 55% porn, and 45% writers.
Because he wouldn't say that if it wasn't true, would he? =twinkle=
(If you want the other immortal words, you need to go read his blog.)