GenreCon 2013

Me (in the middle) with authors Stacey Nash & K.A.Last
Networking turned into blogging pals into friendship

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In two weeks time I’ll be kicking it with
authors, agents, editors and other publishing industry peeps at the GenreCon
opening night reception.
I’m really excited about this event, as
it’s one of the most well rounded programs I’ve seen for a writers’ conference.  There is a lot of focus on the business of
being an author, which in this day and age can be just as important as writing
an amazing story. There’s an expectation in the publishing industry that
authors will understand marketing, social media and self-promotion, which will
include public speaking stints.
In this year’s conference program, as well
as having the opportunity to learn more about the craft of writing,  you have the opportunity to find out more
about:
·     
Creating book trailers
·     
Effectively reading an excerpt
from your novel
·     
Networking
·     
Contracts and copyright
·     
Self-publishing an ebook using
Lean Pub
·     
The future of genre fiction
·     
How to maximize your daily
word-count
I’ll be on the panel ‘Networking is not a
dirty word’ on Saturday with Kate Eltham, Joel Naoum and Ellen Forsyth where we’ll
be talking about how to effectively engage other people in the publishing
industry without behaving like a creeper.
If you can make it to Brisbane 11-13
October, you should be at GenreCon. Hopefully I’ll see you there. Make sure you
say hi. 



For those of you not going, what’s your favourite thing about attending conferences. 








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