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Conference detox….


So the conference was AMAZING! I have so much to write about that I couldn’t possibly write ONE post to sum it all up. Instead, I will be writing several over the next month to catch you all up on what happened.

I will start off with this post and bring up something that is bugging me… post-conference detox.

See, a writers conference is to writers what Disneyland is to children: a magical wonderland that completely engulfs your life, altering your perception of reality momentarily, and you NEVER want to go home. Ok, so I have a wife and kids, but I still would rather have had them come to me!

This leaves you with an inevitable problem. The conference won’t last forever, and you have to be thrust back in to reality as soon as it is over. That is where I am now.

It is hard to do anything but write (and play with my kids). I want to read about writing, talk about writing, and soon, I will even be Podcasting about writing (look for more to come!)

Alas, writing is not paying my bills (at least not yet, and even if I “make it”, it STILL might not), so work I must. Until I win the lotto, write a best seller, or my wife decides that I would make a great stay-at-home Dad, writing will have to be second chair to work 🙁

2010 San Francisco Writers Conference


As a new writer, I am constantly looking for ways to hone my craft. Along with reading, writing (of course) and critiquing, another great tool is a conference. A good conference will both help you with your writing, and get you some valuable face time with people in the industry.

This year, I have signed up to volunteer at the San Francisco Writers Conference. They’re expecting quite the list of speakers, and the conference is already close to being sold out. If you are even remotely interested, I would suggest making it to this event. It’s sure to be amazing!