It's Wednesday. Let's go walkabout.
(I'm bringing along a few of my mates as I wander through the vast wilderness of the publishing industry, learning the ins and outs, and having a grand adventure.)
Walkabout, Week 21:
Proof That I Am Cool
by Sarah M. Eden
I have been invited to and/or am attending the following events for COOL authors:
Life, the Universe & Everything 28: The Marion "Doc" Smith Symposium on Science Fiction & Fantasy
February 11-13, 2010
Brigham Young University, in Provo Utah
This will be my first time attending LTUE and I am very, very excited. Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn Trilogy, the Alcatraz books and the new Wheel of Time books) will be there as a Guest of Honor. The classes should be fabulous. Oh, did I mention it's FREE!!
The 2010 ANWA Writer’s Conference
Saturday, February 27, 2010
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Dobson Ranch Inn,
Mesa, Arizona 85202-5699
I really wish I could attend this one. Last year's conference was fabulous and this year promises to be even better. The keynote speaker will be none other than J. Scott Savage (author of the "Farworld" Series). The conference is open to anyone and everyone!
2010 - 7th Annual LDStorymakers Writers Conference
April 23-24, 2010
The Marriott Hotel in downtown Provo, Utah
I could go on and on about the amazing presenters and teachers and guests, but, let's be honest, the coolest thing is that I am teaching 2 classes. These classes will be entertaining, enjoyable and possibly even educational. In fact, I've been working on them this week as a means of avoiding the brick wall that was once my current WIP.
This is truly a great writers conference focused on improving your craft. Not to be missed!
I know what you're thinking, "Wow. She's SO cool!" Yes. Yes I am.
Okay, now for The Deep Question. I unabashedly stole this directly off of J. Scott Savage's blog. I did this for 3 reasons:
1. It was a really cool idea.
2. I was running out of things to say on my own blog.
3. Because I can.
The talented, forgiving and unlikely-to-sue-for-blog-post-plagiarism Mr. Savage posted a series of scenarios on his blog to which a person must decide which option they would rather have happen to them. For example: Would you rather be bald or be ugly. (That was my own example, but you get the idea). One scenario on his list really caught my attention. So I'm polling y'all to see what your answer would be.
"Would you rather write books that are very slow reading, but extremely thought-provoking, or quick reads that make people laugh and cry?"
So... which would you rather???
PS-- January's Giveaway: Leading in # of entries: Rebecca Irvine (last week's INFF guest). Wow, it sure seems like being an INFF guest pays off. Hint. Hint.
Right on her heels: Aime, Tanja and Jewel.
PPS--Tune in for I Need Friends Friday!! It should be... interesting. That's all I'm going to say.
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