It's that time of year again, and I have big plans!
Monday, October 26, 2015
With 2015 whisking by, I thought it would be a good idea to start a list of writing conferences and book festivals for next year. Then I figured why not share!
Maybe I'll do contests next. :-)
- Carolina Book Fest 2016 http://carolinabookfest.com/Indie Book Fest
- Indie Book Fest Con http://www.indiebookfestcon.com/
- Indie ReCon http://www.indierecon.org/
- Alabama Book Festival http://www.alabamabookfestival.org/
- Comic Con Int. http://www.comic-con.org/forms
- Writer’s Digest 2016 http://www.writersdigestconference.com/
- Penned Con http://pennedcon.com/
- NOLA Author Event https://www.facebook.com/NolaAuthorEvent
- UTOPia http://www.utopiacon.com/exhibitor-space/
- Jan. 15-18, 2016 - 22nd Annual Winter Poetry and Prose Getaway, Seaview Resort, New Jersey Shore (near Atlantic City). www.wintergetaway.com
- Jan. 16-23, 2016: Writers in Paradise conference, St. Petersburg, Florida http://writersinparadise.eckerd.edu/
- Jan. 22-24, 2016 – San Diego State University Writers’ Conference, San Diego Marriott, Mission Valley http://www.ces.sdsu.edu/wc
- Feb. 10-14, 2016 – San Miguel Writers' Conference and Literary Festival, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. www.sanmiguelwritersconference.org
- Feb. 11-15, 2016 - San Francisco Writers Conference, San Francisco.www.SFWriters.org
- Feb. 11-14, 2016 – Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, GA. Free and open to the public http://www.savannahbookfestival.org/
- Feb. 19, 2016 - Alabama Writing Workshop, Birmingham, AL http://alabamawritingworkshop.com/
- Feb. 20, 2016 - Atlanta Writing Workshop, Birmingham, AL http://atlantawritingworkshop.com/
- Feb. 25-28, 2016 - Left Coast Crime's annual mystery convention. This year it’s called "The Great Cactus Caper" and is in Phoenix, Arizona http://www.leftcoastcrime2016.com/
- Feb. 25-28, 2016 - Sleuthfest, an annual conference for mystery, suspense, and thriller writers, Deerfield Beach, Florida http://sleuthfest.com/
- March 11-13, 2016 - Love is Murder Conference, mainly for mystery and romance writers, Chicago, Ill http://www.loveismurder.net/
- March 12-16, 2016 – The Tucson Festival of Books, University of Arizona campus, Tucson, AZ http://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/
- March 18-20, 2016 - Temecula Valley Indie Christian Writers Conference, Temecula, CA www.inkandkeys.org
- March 25, 2016 - Tampa Writers Conference, Tampa, FL http://floridawritingworkshops.com/
- March 26, 2016 - Fort Lauderdale Conference for Writers, Ft. Lauderdale, FLhttp://floridawritingworkshops.com/
- April 8-10 - Okanagan Valley Writers' Festival, Penticton, BC, Canada. http://okanaganvalleywritersfestival.com/
- April 15-17, 2016 - Pikes Peak Writers' Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado.http://www.pikespeakwriters.com/ppwc/
- April 15-17, 2016 - Story Circle Network Women's Writing Conference, Austin, TX.http://www.storycircle.org/Conference/
- April 15-17, 2016 - Writer's Institute, Madison, Wisconsin. https://uwwritersinstitute.wisc.edu/
- April 28-30, 2016 - Las Vegas Writers Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada. www.lasvegaswritersconference.com
- April 29–May, 2016 - Malice Domestic, annual traditional mystery fan convention, in Bethesda, MD. www.malicedomestic.org
- May 6, 2016 - Creative Ink Festival for Writers, Readers, and Artists; Burnaby, BC, Canada.http://www.creativeinkfestival.com/
- May 12-14, 2016 - Oklahoma Writers Conference, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. www.owfi.org
- May 20-22, 2016 - Word on the Lake Writers' Festival, Salmon Arm, BC, Canada.http://wordonthelakewritersfestival.com/
- May 22-28, 2016 - Salt Cay Writers’ Retreat, Salt Cay, Bahamas. www.saltcaywritersretreat.com
- June 19-20, 2016 - "Create Something Magical" - Liberty States Fiction Writers Conference, Iselin, NJ. http://www.libertystatesfictionwriters.com/conference/
- July 16, 2016 - All Write Now! Conference, Southeast Missouri State University Center, Cape Girardeau, MO Center.
- July 2016 - LexiCon Writers Conference, Denton, Texas http://lexi-conwritersconference.com/
- Aug. 12-14, 2016 - Willamette Writers Conference, Portland, Oregon. http://willamettewriters.com/
- Aug. 19-21, 2016 - Historical Writers of America Conference, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. http://historicalwritersofamerica.org
Saturday, October 24, 2015
I love weaving worlds and sharing the stories in my head. But let's face it, that's not the only reason I write. I also want the stories I write to find hoards of die hard readers that will be fans for life.
So in my quest to become a better writer and authorpreneur I subscribe to a number of information packed newsletters and podcasts etc. And I was very excited when this wonderful article came right to my inbox, so I wanted to share.
Check it out and tell me what you think.