Wednesday, May 18, 2011

LDStorymakers


We finally have internet at our new house, so I no longer have an excuse for not posting on my blog...unless you want to count the myriad of things still left undone here at the new house as well as over at the old. I figure over time everything will eventually get done, right? A little here, a little there.

Alas, the little here, the little there theory does not a finished novel make. I'm finding that out. Moving to a new house or not, I have to get all my novel's sharp edges smoothed because I've committed to sending it to an agent ASAP.

But wait, I was going to talk about Storymakers...

There was much to love about the conference this time around. Outstanding classes taught by agents Sara Megibow and Sara Crowe to start with. They know their stuff and gave actual, use-worthy information.

Sheralyn Pratt's class on marketing was the same way--actual things normal people could do.

I enjoyed Annette Lyon's class on show, don't tell. Believe me, after all the years of classes, conferences, and book-reading I've done on the subject of writing, it's so refreshing to hear something new. She talked about micro showing and macro showing, and it was an eye opener. Feel free to email me and I'll share my notes.

The highlight, of course, was connecting with writer-friend-people. I tried hard to meet everyone "on my list," so thanks to everyone for being so nice. Hanging with my roomie, Tamara, till the wee hours was icing on the cake. We ran into fellow-attendee (and my former boot camp partner from last year) Susan at the airport and shared the flight home to Sunny AZ. Just more time to talk about conference and writing!

7 comments:

Patty Ann said...

Oh, I have wanted to go to that conference for a long time!! It sounds wonderful!

ali said...

So glad you had a great time at the conference Valerie! It was nice to be able to say HI to you!

Rebecca Talley said...

I saw you briefly. Glad you enjoyed it. It's a definite higlight of the year.

Angie said...

It was great, wasn't it? I am wishing now that I had gone to Sherilyn's class. It was great to meet you in person. =)

Danyelle Ferguson said...

It was great to see you at the conference, Valerie! It's my total fave conference to go to each year. I would love to see your notes on show, not tell. =)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Wasn't it a great conference? I loved Annette's class, too.

Tamara said...

It is amazing -the ability to connect and meet up with people! So fun to be there together. Thanks for listening & being such a great friend!

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