P1100130 Panel on self-promotion for writers
Kenneth Hoover, Gabrielle Faust, Rhonda Eudaly, and Lou Antonelli on panel on self-promotion advice for writers. Some simple advice they offered: let people know (e.g. on social media, like Twitter on Facebook) when you finish a new work. Agents and editors like to work with authors who produce a lot. Self-promotion will require you to write more, too, so you would always have new stories or novels to hand out to agents and editors who might want to see your work.
Gabrielle Faust adds that you should learn graphical design. Take courses at community college if needed. Graphical design is indispensable when marketing your work.
My blog posts on ArmadilloCon 2010:
Writers' workshop, and sandwiches that cost their weight in gold.
Nancy Kress toastmaster speech: secret deal between Google and SFWA
What you should have read this year -- a list of recent science fiction and fantasy books recommended by our knowledgeable panelists..
Religion in worldbuilding -- why is it hard to add religion to your science fiction or fantasy novel without it looking like a caricature?
Time travel meanders
Ilona and Gordon Andrews' special guest interview -- when a non-native English speaker becomes a published author in the US, there has to be an interesting story in there.
Or see all my blog posts from ArmadilloCon 31 (2010) in one page.