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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

South Carolina Writer's Conference Update

Good things come to those who wait, and I hit the jackpot going to the SCWW conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina this past weekend. I FINALLY got to meet my wonderful critique partner, Margo.  I flew in from Texas, and she flew in from Idaho!  We had a blast.  She is so nice and motivating.  We kept each other going through the entire conference.

Then, I had total fangirl moments all weekend. I met Suzie Townsend, Meredith Barnes, Diana Fox, Susan Hawk, and Rachelle Gardiner.  I could hardly contain myself.  They were all so fabulous!!! I learned great tips and got personalized attention from each one.  The advice will surely make me a better writer.

On Saturday, Joshilyn Jackson spoke as the keynote speaker, and she was so inspiring.  I laughed so hard, I cried.  She writes those killer first lines all writers swoon over.  Check out her website at http://www.joshilynjackson.com/.

Also, I met some wonderful writers (Shout out to Alison, Andrienne, Margo, and Heather!).  We survived the ice cold, teeth-chattering classrooms and came out more inspired!  And thanks to Suzie Townsend, we are able of write killer queries and OMG (startingly good) first two pages!

I will definitely attend next year, and so should all of you!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That must have been one heck of a conference. I'm so psyched for the day I can even meet one agent in the flesh!