Sunday, April 27, 2008

Coshocton and Back

Yesterday, I went to the Write On Writer's Conference in Coshocton. I enjoyed it immensely. I learned some new stuff, bought some books and had the authors sign them. I met all kinds of interesting people.

Someone from my own group even thanked me for posting on the Y-City Writers web-site. I am sitting here blushing. Someone is thanking me for talking... er writing.

I am going to send another wonderful person some links to different magazines, anthologies, ezines, etc.

I will be posting some of the highlights from the workshop on my other blog Wannabe Writer.

My favorite speaker at the conference was Dandi Daley Mackall. She is an author of many books, ranging from children's block books to adult. She writes both fiction and non-fiction. I could have listened to her all day long, without getting bored.

When I came home, I still had work to do, since I signed up for the 24 hour Short Story Contest. Wouldn't you know, after I sent my story off, I thought of a classic mistake I made at the end of the story. Instead of showing the kindness on the nurses face, I said her kind looking face. I am a bit disappointed in myself, but what is a silly writer to do?

I, also, needed to fulfill my commitment to writing a poem a day challenge.

I did succeed in stuffing everything into one all too brief day.

Man was I exhausted and I slept until noon to show it. Well, that is after getting up to review my story before sending it off to the contest. -Rita

1 comment:

Appalachian Woman said...

I am so glad you enjoyed the conference! I have looked forward to this all year and was definately not disappointed. Last year Ron could not go - so I was excited we could go together. The poetry (formal) workshop was incredable, and I totally agree about Dandi - she was great. I am so glad we had such a good turn out from our group. traci