90% of people who write a book won’t ever get it published. A depressing fact but a fact all the same. The reason is simple. They don’t take the time to learn the craft. If you’re reading this you’re already ahead of most of those people.
If you want another leg up ATTEND CONFERENCE.
Of people who attend writing conferences 80% go on to be published. That’s a heck of a lot better odds than the 90% who don’t, wouldn’t you say.
Now I know conferences can be expensive, some ranging over a thousand dollars for a few days.
Luckily for you I know of one that’s FREE.
That’s right, free. There’s no fees, no booking hotel rooms, and no traveling.
Why? Because it’s completely online. It starts on Aug 13 and goes through the 14. There will be agents moving among the forums, helping polish work and possibly requesting manuscripts. It’s also a great place to learn about craft and to get help from people to hone your skills. This year they also have a $1000 cash prize for a first page contest. Come check it out. I guarantee it’s worth your time.