In the past year I haven’t had the opportunity to attend a writer’s conference, seminar, workshop or lecture. This was something I really looked forward to in the past, but with the pandemic stay at home/lockdown in place there wasn’t a choice. But I discovered another choice…online opportunities with famous name authors! In the past year I’ve listened to Curtis Sittenfeld, Kristan Higgins (several times), and Kristin Hannah. These were all FREE! They were all through Zoom, and are now on YouTube.
If you can get past the disappointment of not leaving home, these are fantastic chances to learn from some very talented writers. I watch them live, but then tune back into YouTube so I could stop/start the chat and write down notes. I loved this one with Kristin Hannah which aired soon after The Four Winds was published. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AIeW2V410w&t=3799s
- Follow your favorite writers on social media.
- Watch for book launches, or special events. Register if necessary.
- Ask questions! Because there are less attendees than at an actual conference a question may get more notice from the author. Be prepared with some good ones.