The Benefit of Attending a Writers Conference Part II – Romance Writers of America 30th Annual Conference

This post is way overdue. In fact, I should have written it in July upon my return from the 30th Annual Romance Writers of America Conference. I certainly meant to, however, other post ideas jumped to the forefront, namely, the health-related posts that have dominated my blog for the past several months. Sometimes it's hard to find a balance between two strong passions. Sometimes it's just hard...

The Benefits of Having A Critique Partner and Being a Member of a Writers Group

One of the reasons you haven't heard much from me lately is that I've been spending every second of my free time (some of my friends are laughing at those last three  words) editing my romance novel manuscript. Last week, I finally got the first three chapters to the point where I felt I could send it to the head of my writers group, the Grammar Divas and my readers for review and comment....

In a Frenzy About Scriptfrenzy

Aaaah!  It's back again and so soon after last year!  I'm talking about Scriptfrenzy - that twisted sister event to National November Writing Month.  Every year, people from all over the world sign up on the Scriptfrenzy website and vow to write a 100 page script during the month of April.  It could be a script of an episode of your favorite television show,  a movie script or a play.  ...

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...