We are excited to offer you several opportunities:
- Q&A after each presentation – attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions after each presentation (via Zoom)
- Group meetings with speakers – attendees will have the opportunity to participate in virtual group meetings with each speaker for an informal conversation. These meetings are a rare chance to ask informal questions of someone heavily engaged in the publishing world. (via Zoom)
- Optional private 1-on-1 meetings with speakers (separate registration required; sign-up available after you register) In addition to the group discussions with each speaker, all registered attendees can also pay an extra fee to have a private 1-on-1 virtual meeting (phone or Zoom) with one of the speakers. The private meetings are informal 20-minute “get to know you” meetings where writers can convey information about their project and ask questions. They are NOT manuscript review sessions, and the speakers are under no obligation to follow up with you after your meeting. The cost of each meeting is $30 and is non-refundable. The supply of meetings for each speaker is limited, and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up will be available after you register for the conference.
- Submit Your Pitch! – during the conference, or within two months afterwords, submit your book proposal or pitch to the conference’s agent or editor speakers (by email)
- Open mic session – attendees will have the opportunity to present a short excerpt of their writing to other conference attendees. Each speaker will have 5 minutes, including their introduction and reading. Each speaker will be limited to 5 minutes. Sign-up will be available after you register for the conference – first-come, first-served. (via Zoom)
- Elevator pitch – during the writing advice session with Barbara Brown Taylor and Brian Allain, attendees will have the opportunity to practice giving their elevator pitch and receive feedback. So get ready to deliver a 30-second description of your book, who it is intended for, what it has to offer readers, and why you are the right person to write it. (via Zoom)
- Reader Track – for the first time, Writing for Your Life is including a Reader Track, intended to appeal to both readers and writers. This track includes presentations for readers, book discussions with our feature authors, and several sessions highlighting new, emerging authors.
- AuthorConnect – attendees will enjoy exclusive early access to the Beta release of the new AuthorConnect online networking platform for spiritual writers (when available)
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