I’ve been reminiscing about the times I have been able to attend the LDSStorymakers conferences. In 2011, I was able to attend for my 6th time (it was the 8th annual conference) and I was again blown away by the sheer amount of knowledge and opportunities available.
National agents Becca Stumpf, Sara Crowe, and Sara Megibow were all in attendance as well as Marcia Markland, Senior editor at Thomas Dunne books.
A few highlights:
I won a seat at the VIP table with Becca, Sara, Marcia, and Larry Brooks for the Friday night dinner. It was so fun to talk with them in a more casual setting.
Dave Wolverton/Farland is one of my favorite teachers. He has so much knowledge, I wish I could just plug into his brain and download it!
Larry Brooks taught a great class on Story Structure and I bought his book Story Engineering
I attended Elana Johnson’s “How to Write a Killer Query class” and she knows her stuff!
I also attended Sara Crowe’s class on Query pitches and she gave some awesome advice and examples.
I met a ton of new writing pals and reconnected with some of my favorite buddies.
I felt like I was running the entire time (and sometimes I really was sprinting through those halls) to go back and forth to my room to take care of my baby. Here’s me with a picture of my baby–does he look hungry to you?
My wonderful mom came and stayed with me to take care of my baby–I love you Mom!
She made it possible for me to participate in this conference and I’m so grateful.
Attending these conferences can allow for so many opportunities and networking. As you can see, it was hard for me to go that year with a baby, but it was possible, and I learned and grew so much from my experience.
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