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Category Archives: Conferences
I’m delighted to be speaking at the Historical Novel Society Conference June 21-23 in St. Petersburg, Florida, as part of a panel called, “Four Xs–and a Y–Mark the Spot: Exploring the Hidden Treasures of Historical Mystery.” Here’s a little more … Continue reading
Every year, I look forward to September, though not for the reason most parents of children do. I love September, because it brings me gold – specifically, the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Colorado Gold Conference. I’ve been to many conferences, … Continue reading
Have you ever attended a writers’ conference? You should. Ancient tribal societies organized gatherings, a chance for allied tribes to meet, share news, and celebrate tribal events. Writers’ conferences are analogues to tribal bonfires, a time when modern skalds and … Continue reading
Unfortunately, a lack of Wi-Fi connectivity in my hotel room and an exceptionally busy conference kept me from posting the expected updates. A brief recap of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Conference highlights: – I met a large number of … Continue reading
I’ll apologize in advance for the next five days. Posting will be regular – in fact, possibly more than once a day – but largely writer-geek in inspiration. Friday marks the opening of the 2011 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Colorado … Continue reading
Don’t Throw Spitballs. Seriously. Nothing turns an agent or prospective employer off like a second shower. (Even if (s)he needs one.) Today (July 29, 2011) is national “Talk in an Elevator Day” so the elevator pitch seemed like a natural … Continue reading
I spent this morning finalizing my lecture notes for the master’s class I’m teaching in September at the 2011 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference. (Can’t wait for another visit with the tribe.) If you’re looking for a conference, … Continue reading
Writing is a lonely road littered with distracting scenery. I’ll admit I’m easily – ooo…cupcakes! Two enduring lessons from last weekend’s Historical Novel Society conference have remained in my thoughts all week – the importance of finding your tribe and … Continue reading
Now that the Historical Novel Society’s 2011 Conference is over, I’d like to share some highlights and reflections, and to encourage everyone writing historical fiction to attend either next year’s conference in London or the 2013 event here in the … Continue reading
The first evening of the Historical Novel Society Conference ended on a high note. Harry Turtledove gave a fantastic keynote address, which I enjoyed in the company of the clan of HNS Tweeps (twitter friends, for the less-than-TwitterLiterate among you) … Continue reading