Last weekend we met at a local hotel, about fifteen writers: novelists, technical writers, poets, songwriters, magazine writers, and newspaper columnists. It was a motley crew of people from various backgrounds, short, tall, young, younger, African-American, Latino, skinny, not-so-skinny, hairy, and not-so-hairy!
We brought our books to peddle and our experience to share. We sold a few books–attendance was lower than expected or hoped–but we brought a wealth of knowledge and information to each other.
Since there were few people milling around visiting our author tables, we had the opportunity to hear each other give presentations for two straight days.
There were lectures and question/answer sessions on everything from the paranormal to getting into the freelance market to protecting your work to writing a song.
I brought a session on using proper grammar and spelling in your writing. Although sessions were populated with five to twenty listeners at a time, they were interactive, enabling us to glean information to help us in our own writing endeavors.
I’m glad I was invited.
It was a marvelous time to connect with other writers, and it rekindled my spark to get busy on some writing projects.
Night Keeper the Sequel, here we go!
I must not neglect to thank George Jones for hosting the conference, and my pal Rusty Mitchum for referring me, lending his support, and entertaining us all.