Just finished my last editing project of September, and I'll soon be diving into my HUGE stack of advance submissions for the Southern California Writers Conference—and I'm filled with anticipatory glee.
Why? Because this weekend is fun!
I always have a great time at this conference—I get to both learn and teach,
which I love. This weekend, I'm teaching a new workshop called “Backstory: Employing Expository like a Screenwriter,” plus doing "Pitch Witches" and much more. SCWC inspires me to be at the top of my game, because
everyone else there is!
If you haven't been to a writers conference before, you're probably wondering, "Why should I go to SCWC?"
The biggest/best reason is to connect with a community of writers—and
readers (because all writers are readers, no?). Writing is often solitary so we need to meet and talk to others in our "tribe"—to hear people talk about going through the same things we go through;
to learn from their mistakes, and to gain insight from their successes.
Of course, you'll also meet and get to chat with agents, editors, and
publishers—not to mention people who are successful author-publishers.
The world of publishing is evolving fast, and it's important for
aspiring (and published) authors to keep evolving, to keep
their strategies always shifting, in order to compensate. Going
to SCWC gives you the cutting-edge tools to do
that. The panels and workshops include subjects that span the world of
today's publishing. Check out the schedule here.
Hope to see you there...