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When I started as a freelancer in 1971, few workshops, seminars, or writers' conferences existed. Nowadays, at least in southern British Columbia, I could probably take in an event each week and certainly each month, so prolific have these offerings become.
Every year, I make sure I attend at least two events that keep me abreast of the technologies I use to write, promote, and publicize my work, as well as hone my craft. However, at this stage of my career, I'm choosy. I want leading edge material, especially in the world of promotion and publicity, because I follow the trends closely.
Writers' Union of Canada's annual one-day seminar, "How to be Your Own Publicist" and the Travel Media Association of Canada-BC Chapter's day-long conference, "Defining Your Market and Refining Your Message." (I also attend a critique group regularly.)
I promise to blog what I learn for you all.
QUESTIONS: What pro-d do you do as a writer? How do you choose it?