I’ve spent the last few days disassembling and fighting my first two chapters, to send to the agents I have appointments with at the Winchester writers’ conference at the end of June. I’ve been going to this for the last five years, though only summoned the courage to make appointments for the last two! The advice I’ve received has varied, but some of it has been incredibly useful. Although the agents there don’t tend to be looking for science fiction I can usually find some that don’t refuse it completely, and it’s always
Places like Winchester are also a great opportunity to meet other writers, but I wonder if going to lets of events becomes a displacement activity to avoid writing? I’ve attended a few different ones in the past, and now tend to only go to Winchester.
So my question is - have you attended courses, conferences, masterclasses etc and what did you think of them?