Cause and Effect. Occasionally in life a person is able to point to specific events which caused other things to happen. I can honestly say, that without this particular writers conference, and the fact that I attended last year, and that I met specific people who also attended, I would not be published next month.
Sure, the classes were awesome. I learned so much that I couldn’t take notes fast enough. But the networking . . . meeting people I had known in the blogosphere . . . was priceless. Without this conference, I would not have made the contacts necessary to learn what I needed to know, and finally get that contract.
Do you live close to Utah? Or can you afford to fly? I highly recommend this yearly event as the best conference in the west. Don’t let the title of the conference scare you off. Although presented by the LDS Storymakers group (a group of published LDS authors, both regionally and nationally published), this is not an LDS sponsored event. There are plenty of folks with other religious views who come to this conference and say that it is one of the best they have ever attended.
Here is a link for more information:
Come see us! I will be presenting a class on setting up an author’s website with a couple of top-notch guys.
Hope to see you there!
(P.S. There is a contest going on for the conference! If you are attending, check this out: http://ldstorymakerauthors.blogspot.com/2010/02/show-your-love-for-storymakers-contest.html )