One of the best things a writer (or wanna-be writer) can do is invest in a conference. Consider these benefits:
- practical teaching on the craft
- connection with other writers
- making new friends and growing existing friendships
- learning from those ahead of us on the trail
- passing on what we’ve learned to those behind us
- affirming that we’re not alone in our writerly oddness
- opportunities to cross-promote our work, guest post on others’ blogs, etc.
- connection with faculty
- pitching ideas to editors and/or agents
- critique feedback
- advice on how to take the next step
- learning about the publishing industry
- recharging and inspiring our creativity
- new ideas
Write Canada offers all that to Canadian Christians who write, and it adds another essential benefit:
- spiritual refreshment through group worship and prayer times
This is my favourite conference, and I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve attended. This year I’m excited about something special — I’ll tell you about it when I come back with photographic evidence 🙂
I’m looking forward to the courses I’ve selected, and I’ll be part of a panel (Book Launches that Sizzle). My newest novel, Secrets and Lies, is short-listed for the 2015 Word Awards, which will be presented at a banquet closing the conference.
This year the conference will be held in Toronto, instead of its former venue in Guelph. I’ll miss that environment this time (and miss my friend Mary who lives nearby, who I won’t see…) but transportation will be easier, and the Novotel site looks great.
If you’re considering the conference, be warned that the early registration ends May 10. Why pay more? For more information on the conference and registration, click here: Write Canada.
What benefits can you add to my list?