How can someone get the most out of writers conferences?
Be a sponge, and absorb everything. Approach the conference with a teachable spirit, no matter how much you know.
What’s your best advice for writers?
Never miss a deadline. In fact, consider meeting your deadline missing your deadline. Submit your work at least one day early.
Please give us a snapshot of your class “How to Become a Writer Editors Love.”
In addition to learning the professional expectations of your editor—including do’s, don’ts, and common mistakes—remember your editor is a person. Listen for likes, dislikes, and even faux pas. Everything is always about relationships.
Interviewed by Susan Miura, speaker, freelance editor, and author of four award-winning novels and a children’s book.