UNOFFICIAL CONFERENCE TIP: When there is a table full of yummy scones, muffins, brownies, etc. along with nice long tongs to pick up said yummies, please don’t use your fingers and then proceed to munch on your brownie over the rest of the yummies.
Conference tip #2: No matter how shy you feel, don’t keep to yourself. I can be super shy around large groups of unfamiliar people, heck even around small groups, but I chatted it up with everyone I met— in elevators, in the bathroom, in the lunch line, before class.
YES, THIS WAS HARD AND INTIMIDATING, but it got easier because pretty soon I started seeing familiar faces, even in the big crowd.
I’ve heard the horror stories of agents getting pinned in elevators and bathrooms and forced to listen to some crazy writer. You never know if the stranger in the stall next to you is a savvy agent or a seasoned author.
That’s why I wasn’t pitching.
Instead, I asked the best question for any writer: Continue reading ‘DFW Conference Tip #2′