Monday, January 19, 2009

My First Conference Presentation!

"I only drink to steady my nerves. Sometimes I'm so steady I don't move for months." ~W.C. Fields

Exciting news: I'll be presenting a workshop at the Connecticut Romance Writers "Ignite your Muse" Conference on May 2, 2009! I hadn't officially sent in a proposal, but the VP of that chapter is doing the same book signing I am at Borders in February, and she asked any of us if we wanted to present. If you know my history as a writer, you know I usually jump at any promotional opportunity, no matter how scary, so I said "Of course!"

Of course, now that she accepted my offer, I have to actually think about getting up in front of people and talking about writing. Um...okay...

My workshop is going to be something along the lines of "Tighten and Trim," talking about how to eliminate unnecessary words, phrases, and scenes from a novel. Hope I can put together enough info to make it sound like I know what I'm talking about! Of course, I'm a teacher in my other life, so I get up and talk in front of people every day. This might be a little different, though.

I think I'm already nervous.

Anyway, the link with more info is here, so if you're in the CT area and thinking about a writers' conference in the spring, give it some thought. Maybe I'll see you there!


Liz said...

Allie that is awesome. I'm so proud of you!

Diane Craver said...

Congrats, Allie - that's wonderful news. Like your title for your topic - you'll do an awesome job! Wish I could attend.

yo said...

Great news. Your idea is good since most of us struggle with that aspect of writing!