Mentors and You: Learn How BlogHer Writers '11 Can Give You an Advantage

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SP: The value of a small-group mentoring session like the one at BlogHer Writers is to connect aspiring authors with those who have walked that trail before. Writing successful query letters and book proposals looks like the Everest to the uninitiated. By learning some simple structure and a few useful rhythms, participants will find that pitching a book becomes easier. BlogHer's small group sessions will allow me to tailor my examples to the specific interests of the group. Participants will get their questions answered, all the while sitting shoulder to shoulder with a tight knit group with similar interests and goals. What could be better?

These two ladies brought two different perspectives to what mentoring is about, how it can help, what they hope to do and why BlogHer Writers ‘11 is doing something awesome in these mentoring sessions. I know it has me excited (and, hey, Rita is excited too) -- though I still struggle with what exactly I want to focus on. I mean, have you seen the number of sessions we’re providing you with? Everything from learning about how to pitch book bloggers to cookbooks to proposals and everything in between.

If you haven’t checked out our agenda, you should do so now. Then you should register for BlogHer Writers ‘11. As I said last week, there’s still time -- and now is the time to write your book. Stop putting it off. We’re offering you some great resources this month in New York City. Take advantage of them with me.

See you there (in one group or another)!)

Family Section Editor Jenna Hatfield (@FireMom) blogs at Stop, Drop and Blog and The Chronicles of Munchkin Land. She is a writer, editor and photographer.

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