Live From OCW at Aldersgate

I wasn’t sure I’d be able to get online, but here I am at the 22nd annual Oregon Christian Writer’s Conference near Salem. I’ve already connected with old friends, met new ones and even learned something about the future of e books. Tomorrow I’ll coach a group of nonfiction writers, and (I hope) help them with their projects.
Writing Tip for Today: Coolest thing I heard today? That e-book sales are growing by leaps and bounds, but that there are some things an author must do if he/she wants to enter that market. First, identify a General Target Audience. Write to that GTA. I’ll report more on this in a later post.
For now, it’s good to think about a conference. You never know where or when you’ll connect with a writer, editor or agent who can help you in your writing endeavors. The casual conversation you start in the dining hall may open a door for you. Or, you may need to reevaluate a goal based on information you learn. Or, you may just make a few cool new friends. If you have never been to a conference, consider planning for one. Near and far are choices you may need to make based upon your finances or your life situation, but there are enough of the good conferences out there to satisfy your needs. Tomorrow I’ll report the next coolest or most important thing I learn.

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About Linda S. Clare

I'm an author, speaker, writing coach and mentor. I teach both fiction and nonfiction writing at Lane Community College and in the doctoral program as expert writing advisor for George Fox University. I love helping writers improve their craft and I'm both an avid reader and writer of stories about those with wounded hearts.

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