Tuesday, April 25, 2006

My first writer's workshop

One of my New Year resolutions was to attend my first Writers Workshop or Conference. I browsed around and saw several that I would love to attend - such as the Yosemite one in August. But the cost is a lot! If I attend, the weekend will put me back $750.00!

So, I started to look at other options. I thought of attending the Mad Anthony Writers' Conference and Book Festival in Ohio, but decided to wait an extra week and attend something in California.

And that workshop is only four days away!

I am so excited. I will be attending the National Writers' Workshop at Cal State Fullerton this Saturday.

The workshop is put on by the Orange County Register (main newspaper of Freedom Communications - which also owns the Porterville Recorder that I write for)

Anyway, I was looking over the list of speakers today, and the more I read, the more excited I became.

No, this is not a writer's workshop for novels and romantic short stories -- that will come later.

For now, I would love to sharpen my interviewing skills and that is exactly what I am going to do.

Plus, the luncheon speaker is Jon Macks, speaking on "Writing for Jay Leno" -- which promises to be fun. But there are so many excellent speakers on the lineup -- see here!

I really can't wait till Saturday. I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas. After listening to a lot of my writer friends speak about their experiences attending workshops, finally it is MY turn!


  1. I hope you have fun, Esther. :)

  2. Thank You, Jeff. I am certainly looking forward to it.

  3. Thank you for stopping by mine. I came over from there to visit yours. I plan to return on a regular basis.

  4. Thanks, Erik. I found your site interesting and also plan to return. I enjoyed your question about the weather and how it might influence us, one way or another, to write.