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Anyone going to the Historical Novel Society Conference?

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Post by michellemoran » Mon September 29th, 2008, 1:49 pm

I'll definitely be there! And Divia, it's a fantastic place to meet authors, who will (hopefully) become important to you once you publish. As an author, you'll need blurbs from other authors, and contacts in the industry in general don't hurt. I'm hoping Christopher (who frequents this forum) will be coming, along with Karen Essex if we can convince her! I would highly recommend going if you think you want to publish, even if it's just for the contacts (and authors know other authors, who all talk a lot, so meeting one author can be like meeting five or ten). I can also show you around to the other authors if you don't feel comfortable doing it while there. I cannot stress enough the importance of having author contacts in the industry to give you advice about editors, marketing, publicity, etc. Ideally, an agent would be your bf and tell you everything you need to know, but that rarely happens, which is where writing friends come in. All of this, of course, is if you want to publish (which you do!).

Edited to say: and if you don't think you can make this conference because money is tight, try to get to the next conference, or another, closer conference where an author will introduce you to other published authors if you don't like to go up and say hi yourself!
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Post by donroc » Mon September 29th, 2008, 2:44 pm

It will be interesting to see the faces of our fellow posters from here as well as the AW and HSN sites.
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Post by donroc » Mon September 29th, 2008, 2:45 pm

It will be interesting to see the faces of our fellow posters from here as well as the AW and HSN sites and chat with them.
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Post by michellemoran » Mon September 29th, 2008, 2:56 pm

I agree! I can't wait to meet everyone :]
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Post by Julianne Douglas » Mon September 29th, 2008, 5:38 pm

I'll definitely be going! I've been waiting for this one since the day the last one ended. The conference in Albany was wonderful, and I'm sure this one will be too. It's a great conference even if your manuscript isn't ready to shop yet. You'll learn lots from the talks, and as Michelle said, contacts are so important. If nothing else, you'll come back all energized to write!

Count me in!

(I'm SO lucky it's the weekend AFTER my daughter's high school graduation. If it had been scheduled one week earlier, I wouldn't be able to make it and I think I'd die. :) Can you tell I don't get out often?)
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Post by princess garnet » Mon September 29th, 2008, 6:23 pm

Hmm, this is something I'd like to attend. I'd like to get enough leave hours to do so though.

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Post by diamondlil » Mon September 29th, 2008, 8:16 pm

If you all do meet up we would love to hear about it!
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Post by Divia » Mon September 29th, 2008, 9:05 pm

[quote=""michellemoran""]I'll definitely be there! And Divia, it's a fantastic place to meet authors, who will (hopefully) become important to you once you publish. As an author, you'll need blurbs from other authors, and contacts in the industry in general don't hurt. I'm hoping Christopher (who frequents this forum) will be coming, along with Karen Essex if we can convince her! I would highly recommend going if you think you want to publish, even if it's just for the contacts (and authors know other authors, who all talk a lot, so meeting one author can be like meeting five or ten). I can also show you around to the other authors if you don't feel comfortable doing it while there. I cannot stress enough the importance of having author contacts in the industry to give you advice about editors, marketing, publicity, etc. Ideally, an agent would be your bf and tell you everything you need to know, but that rarely happens, which is where writing friends come in. All of this, of course, is if you want to publish (which you do!). [/quote]

Hmm. You're right. I should know better cause in the comicbook industry its all about connections too. But I guess thats like anywhere. Maybe I let my bad luck recently cloud my judgement. Thanks for the offer too. I may take you up on it :)
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Post by Leyland » Mon September 29th, 2008, 9:06 pm

And take pictures for us! As Don says, seeing faces would be an interesting thing, as long as no one minds their face being uploaded.

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Post by Divia » Mon September 29th, 2008, 9:15 pm

[quote=""donroc""]It will be interesting to see the faces of our fellow posters from here as well as the AW and HSN sites and chat with them.[/quote]

We could do one big ol' HFO pic :D
Look at me..talkin like I've already made up my mind to go :o
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