Susan Miura is a speaker, a freelance editor, and author of four award-winning novels and a children’s book.
How can someone get the most out of writers conferences?
Come with an open mind and heart, ready to learn, network, and make friends. Take notes during the panel discussions; you’ll be glad you have them later. This is the place where you can find critique partners, pitch to editors and agents, improve your writing skills, and gain valuable insight on marketing your books, so be ready with whatever you’ll need for making the best of those opportunities.
Please give us a snapshot of your classes, “Nail That Pitch” and “Getting Books into Libraries and Bookstores.”
“Nail That Pitch” was created after I repeatedly saw stressed-out writers waiting for appointments with editors and agents. Attendees will learn how to prepare, conduct themselves during an appointment, and follow up. Knowing what to expect and being prepared goes a long way toward reducing stress and having a successful appointment.
“Getting Books into Libraries and Bookstores” offers multiple strategies for doing what the title implies.
Who should attend your classes?
Both are designed for novices and seasoned authors alike. “Nail That Pitch” is for anyone planning to pitch their manuscript to an agent or editor at this conference or even sometime in the future. “Getting Books into Libraries and Bookstores” is for anyone with a book out now, releasing soon, or even those who may not have a book out for a while.