What Happens At A Writing Conference
|My writing and photos appear
in both of these journals:
The Petigru Review &
Writing conferences help writers and publishing professionals connect. The result appears on your bookshelf or e-reader some day. Of course, conference discussions, to an outsider, might sound odd. Eavesdrop and you'll hear of chihuahua killers, POV, cringe-worthy word puns, or how we killed someone off. Don't worry. These are normal discussions from people who enjoy exploring the odd and different.
You like us that way and you know it! The books you buy depend on our quirks.
This past weekend, I taught several editing workshops and conducted manuscript critiques for the South Carolina Writers’ Workshop Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC. My writing conference resume now includes a conference 360 with experience as
- a writing participant
- the conference co-chair
- the President of the organization
- a member of the Board of Directors
- an industry expert on faculty
|Writers, agents, editors, and a marketing pro conquer the pier!
Besides the knowledge, discussions, and fun, most writers return home with a stack of books and more members participating in their writing tribe.
|My book haul.
|Old and new tribe members:
Cayce, David B. Coe, me, Dr. Kasie
Now, I know, I dropped that reference to a chihuahua killer and left it there for you to chew your fingernails over. No, it's not an evil monster seeking out poor, helpless chihuahuas to kill...
Although I did learn in a conference a few years ago that Hispanics originally bred the chihuahuas as a small, simple food source...
But I digress.
Think of a large fantasy tome. You know those massive, 1000 page suckers that require a back brace to carry them around. (PS David B. Coe, in the tribe member picture, writes these.) Drop one from shoulder height and what do you get?
A chihuahua killer.
Have you attended a conference or thought about it? Tell us about your experiences or ask questions in the comments section below.