Continuing with the Best of 2009 Challenge…
December 6 Workshop or conference. Was there a conference or workshop you attended that was especially beneficial? Where was it? What did you learn?
But in a nutshell: it was amazing.
(Also, because I can never say it enough, THANK YOU to everyone who donated to help me afford the KRWW. It was a huge help. Y’all got my thank you letters afterwards, right?)
While at the KRWW, I met an incredible group of writers, some of whom I still keep in touch with and am lucky enough to call my friends: Aurora, Zara, Celeste, Paul, Joe, and Julia. Oh, and my instructor Geeta Kothari! Searches for her name lead a decent number of people to my blog, so for those of you who are curious, yes, she is fantastic. Both as a writer and as a teacher. (And a knitter, and a dog lover!)
I wrote almost as much as I learned. And I wrote a lot:
- Postcard Stories
- Postcard Stories continued
- Keep the Engine Running
- How to Field Dress a Deer (my favorite of the set — the manuscript is not currently available on my site, but may be soon… donors, you’re among the lucky few who have read it!)
I hardly slept, lol, but that hardly mattered. I spent almost all day of every day of that week writing, and though I may have complained, the truth was, I loved it. There’s something about disconnecting from the world that lets you plug in to yourself.
So yeah. I’d love to go back someday, and try out other writing workshops/conferences, but I think I’ll wait till my savings account recovers from its recent… abuse.
Did any of y’all go to workshops or conferences this year? Do non-writers even do that? I guess maybe for work… but are those fun?