The inaugural River City Writers Conference went off with an eXplosion of energy! I was so proud to be part of this electric experience as an award winning author presenter, sharing my personal story of my survival from bullying, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and mental illness, inspiring me to write ME & HER: A Memoir of Madness and the self-help sequel ME & HIM:A Guide to Recovery. I shared my memoir writing tips and how to Get Published.
Fellow author Helene Young, Nas Dean editor and Anthony Puttee publishing adviser shared their inspirational knowledge of writing, editing and publishing.
The room filled with delegates, writers, publishers and editors was on-fire with their passion for getting out stories that entertain or change peoples lives. The incredible Delia Strange launched her sci-fi fantasy novel Femme AND she won first place in the Flash Fiction competition. BIG Congrats!!! … Talented writer Peta Fitzpatrick shared second place with Lorraine Sim and another gentleman.
Mentors: Lynne Stringer editor from Wombat Books, Richard Andrew independent editor and Elaine Ouston publisher met with delegates offering positive feedback and support. Everyone came away with practical doable action plans on how to amp up their craft of writing and Get Published.
I would like to thank the unstoppable Raelene Purtill for organizing River City Writers Conference with such conviction. Her amazing assistant Denise Covey who worked tirelessly behind the scenes.
Sharing my TOP Writing Tips to Accelerate your Publishing Success
1. Write what your Passionate about, it will shine through your writing.
2. Create an pro-active Author Platform, and become the expert in your field.
3. NEVER, ever give up! Write every single day. Keep writing and submitting.
What were my Highlights?
I met online friends face-to-face, hearing their their personal journeys and triumphs. My heart warmed, understanding their passion to get their stories out to the world.
Please watch out for these dedicated up-and-coming writers:
Martina McGrath … Noeleen Eliza Bowen … Karen Fowles … Lilly Hope Lucario.