There are writers and there are civilians (AKA normal people). Civilians look at us fiction writers as objects of curiosity…a little odd, but probably not dangerous. They don’t understand how we can happily spend hours chasing imaginary people around in our imaginations.
Come to think of it, that does sound quite odd.
Like any group that shares a common affinity, writers love to get together with each other. The best place to do this is at a writers conference.
Coming up October 1-2, 2016 is the Flathead River Writers Conference, a friendly, inexpensive event that packs a generous helping of education into the weekend with large dollops of camaraderie and fun.
The speakers include: Barbara Schiffman, Hollywood script reader/story consultant; Leslie Budewitz, winner of two Agatha awards for her mysteries and nonfiction; Kent Davis, children’s and young adult author and game designer; Monica Poole, science fiction/fantasy author; film makers David Blair and Adam Pittman; and literary agents Elizabeth Wales (Seattle) and Susanna Einstein (New York).
I’ll be at the conference in Kalispell, Montana, getting juiced up with fresh ideas and techniques. Plus meeting new friends…hopefully including you!