A few weeks ago, I attended the OWFI Conference. I had a pleasant experience and learned a few things that I believe will be helpful in the future. Here are the highlights in quotes:
No one will care about your career like you will. -- Trisha Leigh
If you have some success in self-publishing, it can be a positive to agents. -- Agent Panel Discussion
Formula: Hook + MC + i(2) [inciting incident] = Pitch. -- Brenda Drake
You can't sell great writing, but you can sell a story. -- Jerry Simmons
Be unexpected. -- Leon Husock
You don't have to tell the reader everything. They just need to want to know everything. -- Melissa Nasson
These were just a few of my favorite quotes throughout the conference. I'm glad I got the opportunity to go and learn from these industry professionals. It was an energizing experience just to be around so many like-minded writers.