Are Writers’ Conferences Worthwhile?

I’ve found writers conferences to be very helpful, and I echo Ron’s recommendation to do your best to try to find the right group that works for you.

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Going to a writing conference isn’t going to help you much with rock climbing (at least I don’t think it will … you never know), but a great reason to attend one … perhaps the best reason … is simply to meet other writers.

If you’re anything like me, the non-writers in your family look at you like you’re nuts when you simply stare at your computer screen because the right words just won’t come.

However, a fellow writer would understand a period of writer’s block and empathize with your lack of sleep while your characters won’t speak to you. They understand how difficult writing can be.

Besides gathering their empathy, it helps to hear about their successes … and their failures. Believe me, I know. If nothing else, it verifies you’re not alone.

If you don’t attend a regular critique or writers’…

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Authors in the Sun – Short Stories wanted.

An opportunity to share your stories, via #TSRA and Smorgasbord – Variety is the Spice of Life.

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Authors in the Sun – short stories..

A few years ago when working The Main Ingredient with Kelli Brett​ on Spanish radio we began a series of Authors in the Sun short stories and over the next few years produced four volumes. I also produced on English radio and now would like to revive for the blog.

Most of us have just come through the winter months and could use some sunshine and some of you are heading into winter. Either way it is time to bring some sunshine into our lives.. If you have a short story that has a sunny outlook then please contact me via the blog.  Here is an idea of what I am talking about.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/04/06/authors-in-the-sun-short-stories-blue-jay-cay-by-colin-peck/

The stories remain yours of course but you also get to promote your other works such as blogs and books etc.

I would ask that the stories be edited…

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