Wendy's favorite quotes

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."— Dr. Seuss

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Writer's Conference was Superb!

The LDS Storymaker’s Conference in Provo, UT, was a fabulous experience that I highly recommend. As a writer, my skills improved from all the information, and as a person, my confidence in my newfound profession increased ten-fold.

I will share some of the awesome writing tips I learned there, so this will be the first of a series of blogs where I share notes, ideas, and even visits with such authors as James Dashner, author of The 13th reality series and the NY Best Seller, The Maze Runner. I am tickled to say that he is a charming, cool guy who puts on no airs of grandeur, but rather makes everyone around him feel at ease and confident.

So, a huge, HUGE thank you to the LDS StoryMakers for a job well done! You can be sure that I’ll be back again next year.


Lani Woodland said...

The conference was amazing. I learned so much! I left totally inspired! I'll be there again next year. When are you submitting your story? I'm so thrilled for you! Your writing was so beautiful. It was a little intimidating to be in your group. :) I'm glad I met you.

Don said...

It was good to meet you, Wendy. Thanks for not openly mocking my characters during the Character Bible workshop. That was pretty tough stuff, but oh, so worthwhile.

I look forward to seeing you again next year!

Wendy Swore said...

Lani, I'll be mailing it off tomorrow. *crosses fingers!* And intimidated by me? Phsaw, I should be intimidated my you, Miss winner of the chapter contest!! (Awesome! Congrats!)I would love to read for you again -purely a selfish desire to know the rest of the story on my part-!

Your characters were great. By the end of the workshop, I felt like I had a glimpse into the lives of your characters. Will she take the bad boy? or stay with her ex-fiance who is the healthier choice? Stay tuned for the answers, right? Let me know when you get it published.

Abby Annis said...

Woohoo! Another Idaho writer. :) So glad you found me. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for following.

I really wanted to go to this conference but planned for it a little too late. Maybe next year. Can't wait to read what you learned. :)

Wendy Swore said...

Abby, you get there next year. It was awesome. plain and simple.

I'm thrilled to have found you! Yay Idaho buddy.