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WFSC Conference 2011

April 12, 2011

To admit this as a writer is rather embarrassing but I am almost at a loss with words to describe this event. Not only were there numerous trade tables but an excellent group of presenters ranging from YA to poetry to sci-fi. Each workshop was well received and full of helpful information – this I could see from the frantic scribbling going on!

Everyone shared their writing life, hopes and aspirations in an atmosphere of camaraderie. The one-on-one sessions were enlightening and encouraging to all who attended them. Writers connected with each other finding friendship and a deeper bond in some cases.

My experience of the writing life is anything but lonely – I thank my lucky stars I found the Writers Foundation of Strathcona County. Take a peek – virtual members are as welcome as local ones.

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Apologies for my absence…

March 30, 2011

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Sincere apologies for my tardiness – March has been full of writing tasks and organisation. With a new novel written, I am immersing myself in editing, re-working and revising. Luckily I have several writing buddies that are joining me on this particular journey. Sharing and commenting on each other’s work makes a huge difference to the process.

I have also been embroiled in the organisation of my writer’s group annual conference. We have several new presenters this year including the Poet in Exile, which is awesome. For details –
These projects have been added to my normal writing tasks – posting a word prompt on the WFSC site every week, researching publishers, encouraging fellow writers and extending my writing world through the numerous social networks.
Has March been a fulfilling month for you too?

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