Why attending conferences is awesome for writers

I’m about as introverted as they come, so freelance writing — done mostly in my own home, with no other people around — is the perfect fit for me.

But sometimes, I do make myself get out of the house and connect with other human beings. I like to attend occasional conferences to keep myself up to date on the niches I freelance in and to bolster my writing craft.

This week, I’m at the annual conference of the Northwest Council for Computer Education. That lets me overhear teacher conversations, attend sessions that cover the issues teachers care about, and visit the exhibit hall to learn more about and connect with potential clients.

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