Monday, January 27, 2014

2014 Los Angeles Writers' Conference

Website of the WNBA, Los Angeles Chapter

I’m delighted to announce that I have been asked to be the keynote speaker for the 2014 Los Angeles Writers’ Conference, which will be held on March 1, at the Curacao Training Center, located at 1605 West Olympic Blvd, in Los Angeles. 

I will be giving a forty-five minute speech about how to keep going when the writing gets tough, suggestions to create a workable writing routine that you can stick to, having a writing mentor, and belonging to a critique group.  I have also added many more topics to my speech, such as suggestions for how to start a new project, (something that may not be in your regular writing genre), and how a great editor (like Ursula Nordstrom) might help authors become who they’re meant to be.  In addition, I will discuss how to keep track of what’s being said about your publications online, and how writing is a career that takes tremendous self-discipline.  No one is going to watch over your shoulder.  You have to be the one to go into your office and write each day.  There are days when you might sit down and write the most fabulous line ever, or the best paragraph, or even the most magnificent page. Where you realize that you’ve accidently stumbled across some piece of yourself you had no idea existed.  These are the best kind of writing days.  These are the days that I wish would happen every day.  But there are also days when you know that everything you’re writing is going to be deleted the next day. But that’s okay, because sometimes it takes this kind of writing to get to the far corners of your heart where some secret truth may lie.  

I’ve placed all of this information into a PowerPoint presentation that I feel sums up perfectly what I’m addressing.   

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From the website: This is an all day conference on March 1st, the LA Writers' Conference will be an opportunity for aspiring writers to learn about the writing industry from professionals. Hosted at the Curacao Training Center, we will be discussing issues such as style, common mistakes to avoid, intersecting genres, editing, as well as other topics.
We are creating a curriculum that will educate writers about the realities of this industry and potential mistakes to avoid. The spring session of LA Writers' Conference will be an opportunity for aspiring and experienced writers to hear from an eclectic host of writers, publishers, and Los Angeles based literary experts.
I hope you will be able to join us for this very informative day.  


Jennifer Rumberger said...

Congratulations! I'm sure your speech will be wonderful, wish I could be there! :)

Kathryn Fitzmaurice said...

thank you, Jennifer!