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InD’Scribe Wrap-Up

On Saturday—the last full day of InD’Scribe—I went and had breakfast with a bunch of amazing authors. I still can’t believe they let me sit with them, and then they even talked to me! The breakfast was hosted by Kathryn Le Veque, and I sat across from Anna Markland and next to Rebecca Forster, and…

InD’Scribe So Far…

Having a lovely time in Burbank at the InD’Scribe Author and Reader Conference! Of course, it’s mostly been authors, but we’re hoping now it’s the weekend we’ll see some more readers. I arrived Thursday afternoon, knowing no one, but have found (like with so many other writers’ conferences) the people to be very friendly and…

IWSG: Ready or Not…

Tomorrow I fly off for my first ever conference as a guest author rather than a mere attendee. (Not to slam being an attendee. I’ve been one many times over and love that, too.) I’m excited and nervous and… Yeah, insecure. Not so much about the panels because I think those will be fun. But…

Reminder

You’ll be able to see me—in person—this coming weekend at InD’Scribe Conference in Burbank. I’ll be on panels talking about villains and character-themed stories (just as soon as I figure out what that means, I can tell you what I think of them). I’ll also be at the Dreamweaver’s Ball and the RONE Awards as…

It’s Here!

The paperback version of Manifesting Destiny arrived today! Eep! So excited! You can buy a copy from CreateSpace or Amazon. And if you’re in the Burbank area, you can always get a signed copy at InD’Scribe next month!

Pre-Conference Jitters

I’m now just over a month away from InD’Scribe. I’ve printed out a personal agenda for the conference, which runs Thursday through Sunday. I’ve rented my gown for the Enchanted Dreamweaver’s Ball: And made my hair and make-up appointments for said ball as well. Yes, I do feel a bit like Cinderella! This is my…

WDC16 #13

Lucky number 13 is also the last post in this conference series. And 13 corresponds to the Death card in Tarot. Coincidence? My final Writer’s Digest session was How to Build an Audience and a Business With Your Writing with poet Robert Lee Brewer as the presenter. Of all the sessions I attended, it was…

WDC16 #12

I didn’t take notes during David Baldacci’s keynote. It was lively and fun, mostly a collection of anecdotes designed to remind us to persevere when rejected and do write for the love of it, and from a place of passion rather than because we’re going to be millionaires if we just hit the trends right.…

WDC16 #11

Last one for Saturday. You can see why I was so exhausted by the end of this conference! My last session for the day was From Storytelling Mire to Page-Turning Momentum: Three Common Plotting Mistakes that Keep Writers Frustrated, Unpublished and at the Bottom of the Slush Pile. Whew, quite a mouthful, isn’t it? It…

WDC16 #10

Are you still with me? After Jessica Strawser’s 10 lessons, I attended a panel titled The Seven (or So) Habits of Highly Effective Social Media Stars. The panel featured Oliver Jeffers, Jordan Rosenfeld, Jessica Sinsheimer, and Dana Schwartz. The panel was moderated by Zachary Petit. They didn’t really have a numbered list, but they were…