Sunday, June 8, 2008

6 7 8 Writer's Conference by Cedar Fort

Wow! The first ever Cedar Fort writer's conference was packed wall to wall, row to row, like corn on a cob! There was great energy and information there, and Doug Johnston was a terrific MC! He kept the speakers on schedule, and gave a very insightful presentation of his own.
Then there were all the people who got one on one time with editor Jeff, who was still smiling at the end of the day. I got to talk to Lyle about a possible book, and got the go-ahead to send an outline. That always makes an author's day!
As for lunch, well, just let me say I've never had better bread to hug my sandwich! The salads were all top notch, and the drinks were left out so participants could take more as they day progressed.
I also enjoyed reconnecting with other authors, and hearing of the progression of their books and reviews! What great energy!
KUDOS! I can hardly wait to study my free book or read the ones I bought at a discount.
If you missed this conference, you'd better keep your heads up for the next one. I only hope it remains affordable, and that they'll arrange the tables so there's an aisle down the middle.

1 comment:

Candace E. Salima said...

I absolutely agree with you, Shirley. This was one of the best conferences I've ever been to. Except for the LDS Storymakers yearly writers conference, of course. But I learned so much, and more importantly, came away really inspired to get past my writers block and get my manuscript finished.

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