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Writers Conference



This past weekend we had a local writers conference in town for two days. It was the third year, at the library and totally free. This was the first year I have not been asked to volunteer so I was able to move around the rooms and talk, network and connect with those who I don’t always get to see. To pick the best part would be hard for I loved all of it. I mean I got to hang out with similar minded people like myself who knew what a character arch was, who knew what it felt like to revise a story to death, who understood the dread of editing one’s work and other cool things we get to do as writers. The headliner was Larry Brooks who I am a groupie of.

Approaching him I said, “Mr. Brooks, would you sign my book for me please. I have read it three times already and it is one of my to go books when I write.”

He smile really bright and said, “You have made my day.” He made mine as well with his lecture and easy-going nature when you talked to him.

It got better. Without even trying I have a new client now. One of my contacts introduced me to a new writer and said I needed to meet her. A few minutes later we made plans to meet and for me to sign her up for my Author Platform program that I created. Another contact from my woman’s networking group knows the owner of a local book store and wants to introduce me to her in hopes of getting my books in that establishment. If that works that means I will have books in two stores in my area. And this all happened while mingling with others at the conference.

Writing conferences are so much fun. So much going on to where you don’t want it to end. But it comes with networking which is huge and contacts made can lead to so many different opportunities. All in the day and life of writers mingling with other writers.

Book review: A comment back from the author


As some of you know I review books for a few sites and also on my own. I do an unbiased opinion of what I read. Now and then I get a response from an author on what they think of what I came up with. I received this in the mail and it made me feel pretty good. This is just one of the reasons I do this but it is high on the list: helping other authors out.

Here it is.

I wanted to send you a quick note of thanks for your kind review

Your constructive criticism was well taken.  It appears that I did occasionally “telegraph” a succeeding scene or chapter.  Reviewers like you are teaching me so much about how to sharpen my writing skills.  My 2nd novel should be so much the better for it.  I’m very grateful for that.

So, please accept my thanks for your well-done review.  I wish you good health, peace, and success in all of your endeavors.


I’m glad to help other fellow authors. It makes the effort worthwhile.

Writers Mingling


This weekend is our 2nd annual Writer’s Conference. Last year was such a hoot but it was only one day. With it being so successful funds were found to increase that to two days..

I will be volunteering again with the registration table. It should be loads of fun as writers descend upon the library to learn, talk and mingle with other like-minded people. It’s a free event, woot, all one had to do was register. But it helps knowing the coordinator for I was added immediately.

At my house my family will listen to me talk about writing in various forms and will for the most part try to not appear bored. This weekend they get a break from all of that.

The weekend kicks off tonight as I head to an open mic event at a local coffee shop. Nervous, excited and again nervous. But it should be good practice.