Have you ever been to conference? I went to the Wisconsin Romance Writers’ Write Touch Conference this weekend and I’m still thinking about what a good time I had. Here are thirteen of my favorite moments.
- I got to catch up with one of my long distance critique partners.
Liz Pelletier took us to school. She used the Save the Cat screen writing structure to help us improve our plots.
- Jade Lee helped us develop our characters and clarify their goals, motivations and conflicts.
- Carrie Lofty showed us how the Myers-Briggs personality classifications can help us understand ourselves and also create great characters.
- Cheryl Yeko let me practice my pitches with her.
|Leah Hultenschmidt and Rebecca Sherer|
- I finally got to thank Leah Hultenschmidt for the encouragement she gave me on a one of my first contest finals when I was a newbie writer and wondering if I should continue writing or switch to basket weaving or something.
- I got to pitch my latest manuscript to Eric Ruben,
- Michelle Grajkowski, and
|Rebecca Sherer and Adam Wilson|
- Rebecca Sherer. Even though I stumbled through my log lines, they listened and nodded at the right moments. Maybe they were just being polite, but I enjoyed talking with each agent and I think they’d all be great to work with.
|Kat and Lee de Falla|
- I got to talk with my friends and make new discoveries about them like: Kat’s husband Lee can really play the guitar,
- not only is Jody Allen into history, she likes Steampunk, and
|Gina Maxwell and Jade Lee|
- in addition to writing the romances I love reading, Jade Lee has a fun sense of humor.
|Kristin Bayer, Barb Britton, Liz Lincoln and Liz Czukas|
- There were other awesome workshops, a book sale and all kinds of food I could also mention, but number goes to how seamlessly the weekend--the award luncheon, the pitch sessions, the activities, the discussions, and everything came together. Many thanks to Liz Lincoln and Liz Czukas and their conference team.
I started this post asking if you’d been at a conference. Have you? What was your favorite activity? Please share.