I’m excited to talk about an event I’ll be attending this weekend, March 19 – 20, 2016. Its called The Well-Sold Story. For any writer, published or unpublished, there is always room for personal growth. I always come away from these conferences with renewed energy, and a stronger drive to produce the best possible piece of work I can truly be proud of.
Some of the highlights from this conference will be:
- Testing your premise: Is it compelling enough to draw in an audience?
- Writing in Scenes: Does your work have a beginning, middle, end?
- Elements of a Story: Will your characters have enough conflict, inner life?
I’m a firm believer in the fact that one should never stop learning. Attending these conferences also puts you in touch with writers in your boat. Imagine, a room full of people all sharing your enthusiasm on what you’re most passionate about. Kinda cool, don’t you think? Most of these events have key-note speakers. I’ve had the pleasure of listening to bestselling authors Jonathan Maberry, and Jacqueline Woodson last summer at the Writers Digest Conference 2015 in NYC. Just hearing about their journey made me want to write 100 more books. These speakers are so important. They share their experiences during the writing process from beginning to end. Their expert advice can be instrumental to your success and drive in achieving your goals.
I am looking forward to hearing from bestselling author, William Martin. He is this event’s key-note speaker.
Someday, I want to talk about my novel and journey (from pen to publisher) in front of an audience just as passionate as I was when I first put together the concept of my novel. And being up to my eyeballs in characters, plots and conflict is something I’ll never get tired of.
Next to the title published author, key-note speaker is high on my list.