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Monday, June 30, 2014

A Gathering of Writers

Last weekend we met at a local hotel, about fifteen writers:  novelists, technical writers, poets, songwriters, magazine writers, and newspaper columnists.  It was a motley crew of people from various backgrounds, short, tall, young, younger, African-American, Latino, skinny, not-so-skinny, hairy, and not-so-hairy!

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We brought our books to peddle and our experience to share.  We sold a few books--attendance was lower than expected or hoped--but we brought a wealth of knowledge and information to each other.

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Since there were few people milling around visiting our author tables, we had the opportunity to hear each other give presentations for two straight days.
There were lectures and question/answer sessions on everything from the paranormal to getting into the freelance market to protecting your work to writing a song.

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I brought a session on using proper grammar and spelling in your writing.  Although sessions were populated with five to twenty listeners at a time, they were interactive, enabling us to glean information to help us in our own writing endeavors.

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I'm glad I was invited.
It was a marvelous time to connect with other writers, and it rekindled my spark to get busy on some writing projects.

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Night Keeper the Sequel, here we go!

I must not neglect to thank George Jones for hosting the conference, and my pal Rusty Mitchum for referring me, lending his support, and entertaining us all. 

XOXO