1. That meeting writer friends in person? EPIC!
|Shelly Brown, moi, & Robin Hall|
|My KDrama buddies (minus one)! |
J.A. Bennett, moi again, & Shelly
|With Shelly Brown, Jen Bennett, Leslie Pugh, and Emily R. King|
I also got to meet more lovely ladies: Jessie Humphries, Erin Summerill, Shallee McArthur, Leigh Covington, and Peggy Eddleman. (Did I miss anyone?) But I don't have pics to prove it. *sadface*
2. That it's fun to spend a day with people who share your writing passion. In my day-to-day life, I'm surrounded by non-writers, who don't even know I write. They are completely oblivious to the ups and downs of a writer's life and the nuances of the publishing world. So it's rather nice to be with people who understand what it means to be writer.
3. That there is soooo much to learn! The classes I took were exceptional, and I learned a lot.
> Scene and Sequel: The Building Blocks of Plot presented by Josi Kilpack
>Plots to Die For: How to Create Suspense and Mystery for a Page-turning Novel presented by Rachelle J. Christensen
>Loud & Clear: Finding and Amplifying a Manuscript's Voice by lit. agent Michelle Witte
>The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow: It's High Time by lit. agent Alyssa Henkin (about her publishing experience)
>These are the Jokes, People: Writing with Humor presented by Becca Wilhite
>Crazy Little Thing Called Love presented by Krista Jensen
I only went for one day so I missed out on some of the other classes I wanted to take--and there were so many I wanted to go to but couldn't! Anyway, next post, I'll share some of the things I learned from these classes/sessions.
4. That writers and literary agents and editors are people, too. We're all brought together by the same thing, same passion: BOOKS.
5. That there are so many good books out there! I need to catch up on my TBR list ASAP!
|Brought these home with me! Can't wait to read 'em!|
Precy Larkins's books on Goodreads