Your craft or industry invokes a sense of curiosity to find out about what others in your particular genre are doing. You want to network with people who you can collaborate with that could in some way help you to understand how to navigate through your writing journey.
If you never experienced a writer’s conference before, you should attend one in your area, if you are truly serious about your writing career. Writer’s conferences open up a wealth of opportunity that you would not get if you only tried to wing it on your own. Everyone needs resources and this is a good place to have hands-on experience. Depending on the size and scope of the writer’s conference, there will be many experts from the publishing field, authors and agents representing various agencies.
Join a writer’s network in your area and become a part of the bigger picture from a different writing dimension and perspective.