How to design your writer’s business card

A professional business card is the one thing you must have, especially when you are attending a conference. You do not want to be scribbling your contact info on Post-it notes or torn-out notebook pages.

There are lots of places to buy business cards: any of the big-box office supply stores, Zazzle, and others. Expect to pay about $20 for 250 business cards, which will last you for ages. Continue reading

How attending conferences helps your career

Attending writers conferences is one of the best things you can do for your writing career. There are many benefits to attending conferences:

Laura Parker Castoro teaching at the Florida Writers Association conference http://www.floridawriters.net/2013_FWA_Conferences.html

Laura Parker Castoro teaching at the Florida Writers Association conference. Photo by Karen Lieb.

  • Learning in workshops and seminars
  • Pitching to agents and editors
  • Opportunities to get critiques
  • Discovering new resources
  • Befriending other writers

This last item may be the most important. Continue reading