I’ve been asked to speak at the annual Business of Pet Writing Conference this month. My seminar, “How to Approach Writing as an Entrepreneur,” will begin at 2:10 p.m. on February 12 at the Hotel Pennsylvania near Penn Station.
The organizers describe my session as follows: “Top freelance writers can earn six figures a year, but only if they approach writing as a business. The necessary skills include mastering legal contracts, smart networking, professional self-promotion, managing accounts receivable, maintaining cash flow as well as a cash cushion, and occasionally self-funding ideas that mainstream publishers reject. (Oh, yes, and being a great writer!) Our speaker has done all of this and more since 2003. She will share the tips and techniques that can help you successfully run a writing business, too.”
There is still time to sign up for the conference, which I’m really looking forward to attending as a writer in addition to being a speaker. My literary agent Jessica Faust at Bookends is currently shopping a proposal for my book idea about America’s animal control system, so I think this conference will offer me a chance to practice what I preach in terms of smart networking.
Hope to see you there!