We ended our last meeting with a 15-minute or so discussion on attending writers conferences: how to pick one that's right for you, what to look for, how to network, how to view the critiques you receive, etc.
Well, I had planned at some point, time permitting, to cover that in-depth at another meeting and here in the blog, but Putnam author Cynthea Lieu has done a better job than I ever could. While written to help children's and young adult authors, her post has relevance to all writers. It doesn't delve into some of what we discussed, but does a wonderful job explaining how to handle the suggestions of editors, agents, or other writers who critique your work at writers conferences.
Making the Most of Your Conference Critique