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Offline marielamba

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Tips for shy writers nervous about conferences
« on: September 29, 2014, 04:50 AM »
Hi everyone!

(Mods - I hope this is an okay post for this thread...) 

I just wanted to share that there is a guest post on my Agent Monday blog today by awesome (and admittedly a bit shy) author Erin Teagan that is filled with solid and helpful tips for introverts anxious about attending writer's conferences.

Here's the link:
http://marielamba.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/agent-monday-conference-tips-for-introverts/

I hope it's helpful!

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Re: Tips for shy writers nervous about conferences
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2014, 04:55 AM »
Great post! Thanks!
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Re: Tips for shy writers nervous about conferences
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2014, 05:26 AM »
Great post. I'm not that shy, but conferences can overwhelm anyone. The volunteering suggestion always help me.  :yup

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Re: Tips for shy writers nervous about conferences
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2014, 05:36 AM »
Much appreciated!  I'm off to my first conference next month.  The suggestions were helpful.

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Re: Tips for shy writers nervous about conferences
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2014, 07:21 AM »
I really enjoyed this! Thanks!

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Re: Tips for shy writers nervous about conferences
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2014, 01:31 PM »
Always appreciate a link to a spot-on post. Thank you, Marie.
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Re: Tips for shy writers nervous about conferences
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2014, 05:31 PM »
Loved this post. See you at the Mid-Atlantic Conference!

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Re: Tips for shy writers nervous about conferences
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2014, 06:43 PM »
Great tips!
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Re: Tips for shy writers nervous about conferences
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2014, 06:38 AM »
Great post--thanks for sharing! I tend to tell people to think of that one thing that they need right now to push their writing or career to the next level and then seek out opportunities to attain that one thing during the conference. It takes the pressure off of trying to do it all.

By narrowing down my focus, I can skip sessions if I am feeling overwhelmed or overloaded. Permission to NOT stay plugged in during an entire conference can make a big difference in what I actually retain. I take caffeine breaks and mental health breaks, and I hide in my room (writing) until I recharge. I work hard to put myself out there during conferences, but I'm also sensitive to my natural introverted nature.

I can't wait for my next conference, James River Writers, in VA. :)
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Re: Tips for shy writers nervous about conferences
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2014, 08:22 AM »
Great post! Thanks for sharing!