Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Off To A Conference

I am heading off to the RWA National Conference in San Francisco tomorrow morning, not that you’ll miss me since I’ve been scarce again. (I did warn you.) The funny part is that I thought it would be less expensive attending it this year since there wouldn't be any airfare involved--it was close enough for me to drive. Well, that was before gas climbed up to $4.70 a gallon and before I learned the hotel charged $50/night for parking. So now I'm flying after all.

I am way looking forward to filling my well with lots of craft advice and discussions, as well as just being in the incredible cloud of energy that develops when so many creative people are in one place.

For those of you who won’t be going to any conferences soon, I thought I’d point you to some fabulous advice on writing in first person given by one of my favorite fantasy writers, Carol Berg. Be sure and read both part 1 and part 2. I especially liked her comment that when she tried writing in third person, she felt like she was five miles out of town. Perfect description of how it feels when you can't quite connect with your characters. Enjoy!

And I’ll be back next week and report in.


Sheri said...

Yeah, the conference was probably really cool--wish I could have gone to it with you all. But dinner with the Cherries was awesome, and meeting you--FINALLY--was one of the best parts of the entire evening for me!! I assume you got home safe and sound to hubby and offspring!