2013 San Francisco Writers Conference

So last month I  hopped a five hour flight to San Francisco to attend the 2013 San Francisco Writers Conference.  It was my second time attending the conference and I must say that the experience was well worth the time and money. The conference had great seminars, inspirational speakers, fantastic networking opportunities and, for those seeking publication, lots of access to agents and...

Scriptfrenzy – It’s Almost That Time Again

To do, or not to do, Scriptfrenzy this year?  That is the question. For some of you, the question might be: "What the heck is Scriptfrenzy? "  Scriptfrenzy is a wonderful event where writers all over the world sign up on a website - - and vow to write a 100 page script within 30 days from April 1 to April 30th. It could be a stage play, a movie script or a script of an episode of your favorite...

What I learned at the San Francisco Writers Conference: Be True to Thine Self

The 2011 San Francisco Writers Conference was held February 18 - 20, 2011 at the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco. This was my second time attending the event. Although it was cold and rainy the first two days, the conference itself was, once again, fantastic. It was sold out. Writers from all over the country attended to network with fellow writers, find an agent or a publisher, learn from...

My Experience at the Silken Sands Writers Conference

I've just returned from the Silken Sands Writers Conference in Pensacola, Florida.  The conference is held every other year (they alternate years with the Southern Magic Conference given by the Birmingham Chapter of Romance Writers of America).  I had the most wonderful time at the conference and learned a great deal.  Although the Gulf Coast Chapter Romance Writers of America is a...

A Woman in Search of a Genre

 I recently attended the San Francisco Writers Conference and one of the things I learned was that, in order to effectively pitch a novel to an agent or an editor, a writer must be able to specifically identify the genre of the book as well as the demographics of the audience who will want to purchase it. It is not enough to say: "I'm writing fiction and the book will appeal to everyone." ...

The Benefits of Attending a Writers Conference

A couple of weeks ago,  I attended the San Francisco Writers Conference.  It was a great experience.  I had been to the Maui Writers Conference several times before.  I always came  back from those trips refreshed and renewed and having learned a lot about the craft of writing.   I didn't have high expectations for the San Francisco Writers Conference.  I doubted that  it would be able...