Friday, August 13, 2010
I'll be going to the Surrey International Writers' Conference (SiWC) in October! If you follow this blog you'll know that SiWC played an integral role in my how I got published story.
I've signed up for the Master Class with Donald Maass (note to self finish reading Fire in the Fiction his latest awesome book). Donald is not only the god of agents but is the master of creating tension (micro and otherwise). If you haven't read his book Writing the Breakout Novel - well, I just don't know what you're waiting for.
I'll be hanging out with my good writer friend Jocossa of the Earrings (who took a vow last year to not cut her hair until she was published - and I don't mean until she had a contract - I mean a published book on shelf!) and the first 50 pages of her w-i-p was requested by the god himself. We've been following here progress on Three Dead Moths... (and measuring her hair) and we'll have an update before the October conference. Other than that, there will be tons of great workshops, lots of Surrey rain to dodge, familiar writing friends and new friends, agents, editors, blue pencil sessions and lots of good food. I'll also be hanging with my Senior Editor Jared Hunt and Publisher Crystal Stranaghan from Gumboot Books. Crystal will be taking appointments at the conference.
The SiWC conference is not a snooze fest and there is no snoring allowed! I'm looking for a room mate, (contact me off line) and while I snore I will be wearing the anti-snoring device that my sister's company MPowRx