For those of you who desperately wanted to be at the Storymakers conference this past weekend, I put together a sweetened, condensed, cliff-note, van-down-by-the-river overview of the top three most insightful thoughts for writers.
I hope it makes you feel like you were there.
If you don't think my version is pointed enough, go read DeNae's version, which isn't as sweetened or condensed (and basically boils down to this: Writing is uber HARD!!!!)
(btw, this list doesn't include the tips about botox and hair transplants needed to avoid frightening our fans at book signings, (applies particularly to romance writers). It also doesn't include the tips on letting your pregnant wife mow the lawn or locking your toddlers in the kitchen while you finish your manuscript.)
(For what it's worth, did you know that Anita Stansfield doesn't read AT ALL?)
(Not gossiping, just saying.)
(It's not 2nd hand information either. I heard it straight from the horse's mouth. Unless that horse was lip syncing, I can safely say that her famous-author eyeballs have no patience for reading.)
And now to the list:
1. Writing is our way of screaming.
2. The harder you work, the luckier you get.
3. If you want to get struck by lightening, you have to be standing in the path.
If that doesn't make you want to drink raw eggs and run up the steps of the Philidelphia Art Museum, maybe this conference kick-off video will.