Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Lions and Tigers and Bears

Lions and Tigers and Bears
This past weekend I went to the WRW* chapter conference. It was great.  (Not that I doubts or anything.)  The hotel has adopted an adorable orange tabby who hangs out on the veranda waiting to be fed and/or adored.  I got to meet and hang out with so many of my amazing chapter members, chat with agents and editors (both informally over breakfast and formally).  There were great speeches - Roxanne St. Claire talking about inspiration and Charlaine Harris talking about how in 29 years you too can be an overnight success.  Workshops (again I refer to Roxanne St. Claire, in part because the workshop will be given at Nationals in Nashville, and it is great) and then, of course, Romance Jeopardy (which is, by the way, not fair.) Romance Jeopardy had a "Wizard of Oz" theme (my team was the Lollipop Guild) hence the title here.  My team did not win (but we ended in positive numbers), but that is because we have decided it is not fair.
I may post up some scenelets from Charlaine Harris's workshop just for fun.

ETA: Let's make it three references to Ms. St. Claire, as she has blogged about the weekend here. And Barbara Vey, who was there to talk about the joys of social media, talked more about Romance Jeopardy. And Hope Ramsay has her take here. I'll stop adding links now.

*Washington Romance Writers, the DC area chapter of RWA.