I’ve been greatly enjoying the Digital Writer’s Festival this week, and have closely followed and questioned in a number of panels.
Very simply, it’s like being at a festival without having to travel. Using Twitter and Google Hangouts I’ve posed questions to publishers, writers and other figures and been able to get a lot out of it. My words and thoughts have been seen by many like-minded people, and hopefully I’ve ever started to build more contacts in relevant fields.
One of my goals this year is to actually get to a couple of festivals/conferences in person, but this is a really good (and low cost!) start.
So if you want to get involved too, just look for the #dwf14 tag on Twitter.