Post-Conference Tasks

You can maximize the event — after the fact.

I’m home from the writers conference, but I still have  work to do.

Late Sunday, after a ten-hour drive, I unloaded the car, unpacked my bags, and went to bed early. But I still have actions to take. Monday morning, I made a short list.

I’ve written … Continue reading

Writers Conference Packing Tips

You’ll need more than business cards and comfy shoes.

Soon I’ll load the car to drive to one of my favorite writers conferences. I hope to see you at there.

If you’ve never attended a conference, or haven’t had good experiences, I’d like to suggest a few items you may not think to bring.

Flexibility.  Unless … Continue reading

5 Ws for Social Media

Remember to give readers essential orientation.

If you post on social media but never studied journalism, you might benefit from this essential of good reporting: the Five Ws.

Even those who skim your post will get the big idea if you immediately give these five key facts:

  • Who
  • What
  • Where
  • When
  • Why

Provide all … Continue reading