I just took part in my first ever writers convention, online. Best experience ever. I was able to rub virtual noses with some of our industries brightest stars.
I learned a little about blogging, small press over self-publishing or traditional publishing. The importance of character traits, good and bad, taught by the wonderful Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi
Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi are writing coaches and co-authors of the bestselling writing resource, The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression, as well as the newly released Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Attributes and its darker cousin, The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Flaws.
They both can be found at Writers Helping Writers (formerly The Bookshelf Muse), a description hub for writers, editors and teachers.
For those of us brave enough to put our best face forward, via audio, webcams and chatboxes, a chance to pitch our stories to some of the best agents in the business.
I came away from the conference, rejuvenated, even more excited and yes a little overwhelmed with all the information flying around the chatrooms.
How about you? Have any of you ever been to conference? Did you enjoy it, or find it too much? What about online conferences? Have to admit sitting in the security of my own home probably gave me the courage to be more vocal than I might otherwise have been.
A great experience though, glad I went, 🙂