I confess I am a writing conference junkie. I cannot deny I love flocking with like minded people on their creative journeys.
The writing life can be a lonely one, even if lived with the characters inside my head, and so to gather with other self imposed introverts, becomes a highlight of any given year.
Like a bowerbird, I collect all the pretty things of the craft and business, and I bring them back to my creative well. I have so many memorable gems from conferences there – the interactive workshop with John Marsden at the Rainforest Writing Retreat.
Then there’s the funny dinner speech Nick Earls presented at the inaugural Boonah Writers Festival.
I had a fan girl moment with Joanna Penn. (She’ll be a fan of mine soon!)
And then there’s the networking with fellow creatives – that truly is a treasure. I have made many friends at these events, and if the presenters don’t lure me to a gathering, meeting up with fellow writers will get me there.
Yes, I am a proud conference junkie. I make no apology. I am sitting in my bower waiting for the next shiny thing to present itself. In the meantime, sign up to follow me on the creative journey and we might connect at a conference soon.
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