Saturday I spent the day at Chatt State for the Chattanooga Writer’s Guild workshop. Great info. Great networking. Lots of useful tips and tricks. I chose the business track to help me determine which publishing route I want to take with my first creative non-fiction novel and am 99% positive I’m going the self-publishing route. It was a blessing to hear the speakers (Grace Beam-spoke about business planning, Alyssa McGowan-editor at Red Pen for Rent, and Ashley Wright-digital media coordinator for the Southern Standard Newspaper). All phenomenol ladies. I was also encouraged in that many of the things I am already doing are the right things to be doing. *whew*
If you are a writer, I encourage you to get involved in your local writer’s guild or critique groups. Go to some workshops and check them out. Talk with people. It will help spur your imagination and keep your creative thoughts fresh. If you don’t have a local guild ask at your local library if they know of any critique groups or writer’s groups that meet up. If not, you could always start one! Write on!