My First Writing Conference – Top 10 Things I Learned

Author Jenna Willet attended the Colorado Writing Workshop we mentioned here on Lit World Interviews. The presenter and instructor was Chuck Sambuchino that I’ve mentioned here numerous times. Jenna amazingly took the time to give the Top 10 Things She Learned at the conference. A MUST READ.

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On November 15th, I attended the Colorado Writing Workshop in Denver with presenter and instructor Chuck Sambuchino. To say I learned a lot would be an understatement. In fact, I learned so much, there’s no possible way for me to tell you everything. So, I’m going to do a Top 10 list!


 Before I get started, here’s a list of the sessions I attended during the conference. I’ll admit, I got more out of some than others, but each one taught me something, and that’s what I’d hoped for.

  • “Your Publishing Options Today.”
  • “Everything You Need to Know About Agents, Queries & Pitching.”
  • “Writers’ Got Talent: A Chapter One Critique-Fest.”
  • “How to Market Yourself and Your Books: Author Platform & Social Media Explained.”
  • “How to Get Published: 10 Professional Writing Practices That You Need to Know NOW to Find Success as a Writer.”

So, without further ado, here we go!

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The 2014 Colorado Writing Workshops: Boulder (Nov. 14) and Denver (Nov. 15)

Are you near Boulder or Denver, CO? If so get it in gear and get there. And if you are, let us know. One of our followers might be in the area and you could find a friend to hang out with. Every little bit of support helps.

Meet Agents and Agencies that I’ve queried and been rejected and tell me how you succeeded.

Alex Barba
Chuck Sambuchino
Erin Buterbaugh
Rachelle Gardner
Renee Nyen
andra Brond
Sara Megibow
Sarah Freese
Shannon Hassan


The Colorado Writing Workshop

Screen shot 2014-08-13 at 8.58.34 PMThe latest Colorado Writing Workshop is now finished. Thank you to all who attended. If you are interested in attending the next area event, email us at writingdayworkshops [at] and say you want to be alerted about the next Colorado workshop when a date is finalized.


After a successful launch in 2014, the Colorado Writing Workshop is back for 2016! Writing Day Workshops is excited to announce The 2016 Colorado Writing Workshop — a full-day “How to Get Published” writing event outside Denver, CO on July 30, 2016.

This writing event is a wonderful opportunity to get intense instruction over the course of one day, pitch a literary agent or editor (optional), get your questions answered, and more. Note that there are limited seats at the new venue (125 total). All questions about the event regarding schedule, details and registration are answered below. Thank you for your interest…

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