How to Hustle: Gentle Networking Tips for Writers

Breakout Session


As writers we talk a lot about marketing and platform, but what about the hustle? Hustle is the indefinable secret sauce that puts our work "out there" instead of "in here." For many of us who lean introverted, talking about ourselves and our work can be a daunting task. We know we have to do better but we aren't sure where to start. Worry no longer. In this session, Amy will offer practical tips for building your confidence and your network as a writer of CNF. Then, each participant will have the chance to build a very gentle hustling plan for their own projects.

Key takeaways from this session:

  • How to build your network without actually networking
  • How to seize opportunities that come your way even if you'd rather take a nap
  • How to Avoid Rejection (Just kidding. The only way to avoid rejection is to avoid submission, and that's not why we're here)



  • Amy Fish

    Amy Fish is a writer of true stories, some of which are funny. She is the author of "I Wanted Fries with That: How to Ask for What You Want and Get What You Need" (NWL 2019) and "The ART of Complaining Effectively" (Avmor 2015). Amy is currently doing her...