I recently attended my second Romance Writers of Australia conference in Melbourne, and I’m still in post-conference-rumination mode. Last year I’d just joined RWA and I didn’t know anyone. Oh yeah – and I was a finalist in the Valerie Parv Award, so I was a little overwhelmed.
I came away from that first conference changed. I met all these passionate, professional (no, that's not an oxymoron) writers who were supportive and organised. I picked up dozens of valuable writing tips and met fabulous writers who've since become friends and critique partners.
This year? Even better. On Friday I attended a Deep Editing course with Margie Lawson. If you write, do yourself a favour: take her class, do her online courses, buy her lecture packets. I'm already reading, writing and editing through new eyes. Thanks Margie!
All the workshops I attended were excellent, and I met a bunch of new people. I’m serving on the RWA executive committee this year and contributing to the newsletter, HeartsTalk. If you write, do yourself another favour and check out RWA. You’ll find a link on this page.