Writers usually benefit from being alone with their typewriter, computer, tablet, or pad and pen. But now and again, we like to gather in huge groups of several hundreds or thousands and do writerly stuff. We sit through workshops, we listen to published superstars talk about how they did it, and we eat while watching awards being handed out. Sometimes we find time to write. Continue reading “Conference Calls”
Law and Order by Christina Alexandra, Christy Jeffries, & M.A. Taylor
Police, crime, suspense and thriller romances are very popular currently. They have been for a long time, and don’t seem to be slowing down. Therefore, having published authors speak on the technical side of writing those kinds of romances was a very popular panel. Continue reading “California Dreamin’ 2017 Conference Part 11”
Conflict by Sarah MacLean
Sarah MacLean is a sweet and talented human being. I know this because she uses the outrageous puns devised by her husband as the titles for her books. And because, at the California Readin’ event, to every reader who told her they loved her writing, she replied, “You’re very kind.” I was the security red shirt volunteer near her table and I had fun with her and listening to her and her fans. #careergoals for sure. Continue reading “California Dreamin’ 2017 Conference Part 10”
How to Hit Bestseller Lists with E-Book Preorders presented by Jim Azevedo of Smashwords.
Disclosure: Jim is a very silly person and I moderated this panel. I had so much fun, I cannot begin to explain it all. He’s a businessman with an eye for statistics, he’s an entertaining speaker, and he’s a rock star. True story, he drums for a band called The Rivals in the San Francisco area that was named a Top 5 local band finalist by Bay Area alternative rock station Live105. Continue reading “California Dreamin’ Writers Conference 2017, Part Three”
RWA– Romance Writers of America is an outstanding organization for writers of any type. Yes, they are slanted toward us romance writers, but there’s a good reason for that. I’ll share that story another time. Today I want to give you an overview of the recent conference in March put on by four local RWA chapters in Brea, California. I’ll share more details on the panels in future posts. Continue reading “California Dreamin’ Writers Conference 2017 – Best Tips”