Once again, the JRW conference sold out two weeks prior to the event. And the caliber of talent on panels surpassed even the great talent from last year. I continue to be amazed at how many writers reside in Virginia and don’t publicize that fact. Makes me feel like I’m in the right state at the right time.
Most helpful sessions were on marketing your work. I took tons of notes and need to sit down and refine my marketing guidelines for writers. Anyone know how much time (percentage of time) authors spend on marketing and how much time they spend on writing? I’d be interested in your experience.
Sessions that will help improve my writing included ones on setting the scene, detailed character development (particularly putting flesh on secondary characters), dialogue development, serial characters, and point of view.
Writers who shared their thoughts included:
I walked away with so many nuggets that my brain felt squished. Unsquished my brain yesterday by not working. Today I’m sorting through the gray cells and putting some of the nuggets to work right away.
I can’t wait for next year’s conference.