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My second writers conference. Four days of learning and encouragement. I focused on craft this year, Character Development, Tension, POV, Dialogue, World Building, Scene Structure, & Editing. Great stuffs, great teachers. The most difficult and most beneficial part was being an introvert among introverts and trying to make personal connection with other writers. I’m not good at it, but did meet a few other writers. It is always good to hear other’s writing process. Some notes here to help me remember what I learned:

  • Character Development – Police Report / Military Report / Psychological Report. Level of report/detail depends on the importance of the character
  • Tension – Suspense – What is going to happen next // Tension – uncomfortable, gritting your teeth, needs reader empath
  • POV – Omniscient is the only reliable narrator (God)
  • Dialogue – I’ve been doing it wrong… 1) Move the story forward, 2) Provide Information, 3) Importance of Unique Character Voice, 4) Subtext where needed
  • World Building – world becomes a character
  • Scene Structure – Mini stories. Establish a desire/need/deprivation, set a goal, action toward that goal, obstacle, resolution and setup
  • Editing – Differences between line/copy and developmental editors. Approximate rates for each.

And, of course, lots more.

If there is a writers conference in your area, I would highly encourage you to attend. Invaluable and cost effective when you consider how much instruction you get.
And, if you are in the Northwest, consider next year’s PNWA conference.

Ty

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When I was diagnosed with diabetes back in May it really took my breath away. Over the months I have focused on my health (finally). Getting healthy is my priority now. I’ve found it hard to concentrate on the book. I’ve had spurts, but nothing consistent. I’m deciding that’s ok, for now. I have a goal in mind that will take me into October to accomplish (assuming all goes well). So, writing the book won’t be able to be all consuming for a while.

On an exciting writing note, I’m headed to the PNWA Writers conference this week Thur-Sun. I’m sure I will learn bunches, and be inspired. I’m looking forward to the experience. This will be my first writers conference. I’m pretty pumped up.

For now, I tend my taters, mow my lawn, play a little bass, walk and walk and walk and other such gym type activities like lifting, etc. The itch to write remains. 

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