Last night, when my friends and I left When Words Collide, we were exhausted. Inspired, yes. Full to the brim with ideas and tips to make our writing better, yes. But also, physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted. To be honest, I’m still feeling pretty wiped. On Friday, I posted about how to survive a writing […]Continue Reading
I'm going to When Words Collide this weekend! If you've ever been to a conference, you know they're marathons, not sprints. I know, cliche alert. But it's true. Nearly three days of constant panels, some that start early, some that go quite late, with no real meal breaks (unless you want to miss panels and why would you want to do that?!). It's exhausting. Wonderful. But exhaustingContinue Reading
We’ve all heard that speaker that was so boring or confusing that our brains have shut off before they’ve even finished their introductory paragraph. Think about it. You probably won’t remember anything they talked about. But you will remember that they seemed awkward or weird or just plain confusing. While they were speaking, you check […]Continue Reading
Last summer I went to my very first writing conference. It was a fabulous three days of panels, discussions and workshops on reading, writing, and editing. My favourite sessions at this conference were the live action slush piles.Continue Reading