Back in June, I attended the 2017 New Jersey Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators Annual Conference. I learned a lot and got to meet many interesting writers, illustrators, agents, and editors.
In her blog post, “How to Prepare for a Writer’s Conference,” Julia Yong offers a writer’s conference packing list and tips for how to get the most out of a writer’s conference while there.
Although Julia’s packing list is very thorough, I would like to add four more items to it.
- Tissues – You never know when you or someone else will need one.
- Hand sanitizer or baby wipes – You’ll be meeting a lot of people. If you or one of them are sick, you’ll want to be able to clean your hands. Getting into a bathroom can be difficult at conferences.
- Band-Aids – Like tissues, you never know when you or someone else will need one.
- Dental floss – If you have a pitch session after a meal, you’ll want to make sure the agent isn’t distracted by something stuck in your teeth.
I hope you find “How to Prepare for a Writer’s Conference” helpful when preparing for your next writer’s conference!