Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Writer's Conference To Go, Please

Don't you wish you could drive through a fast food writer's conference, pay $5.83, scarf it all up and be on your way?

I kinda do 'cause the three plus days of feeding my brain turns it to mushy soup, yet I feel so motivated to get home and put to work all of the wonderful things I have learned. This way you only have ten minutes of mush before you can go home and get busy.

Alas, it is not possible and it's not that cheap, either. Yet conferences are so worth your time. You learn more about the craft of writing, querying and publishing; you get to hobnob with authors, agents and editors and one of the best parts, hanging out with writing friends.

If you are interested, there is a conference called LDS Storymakers taking place in May. They have great classes, both beginning and advanced. They have special classes where you can workshop with authors. They have pitch sessions with agents and editors, and a contest that gives authorial feedback. And lots of wonderful writers to hang with. Follow the link and check it out!


  1. Shari! There's the perfect solution for you! WriteOnCon! Did you attend any of last year's classes? Because it's all online and all the classes are there too ... all year long!

    If you haven't already, check it out. Seriously. It's da bomb! (And yeah, I have no idea if that's still cool or not.) (And didn't you say the exact same thing on your blog last week? I don't know where my brain is ...)

    And I'll be at Storymakers, too! Woot!

  2. I've been wanting to go to an SCBWI conference for ever but I can't really afford it. I'm looking for more local solutions.


  3. Yes, but would a drive-thru be the "Taco Bell" of writers conferences? You may be getting only 36% meat.

    Sometimes you get what you pay for.

  4. I'm TOTALLY going to be there! WAY excited.

  5. Oh yeah, let me second Ali for WriteOnCon. Good stuff.

  6. Woo hoo! I'm so going to be there! Plus at LTUE. I can't make it to WIRYR this year and I'm really sad about it, but maybe next year. =)

  7. I'm hoping I can make it this year. Thanks for the follow! :)

  8. I'm going! Hope to see you there!

    Even though we have a bunch of mutual friends, I'm here via the Crusade. Weird, huh.


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