Monday, May 02, 2016

WRW Retreat 2016

It was the WRW In the Company of Writers Retreat again this weekend. It was a great time and I got to hang with old writer buds and meet new writer buds, and see who won a Marlene. Sarah Maclean talked about writing the dragon, since it was the feast of Saint George, known for his dragon, er, taming. Sarah Morgan talked about how writing books that touch people was just as important as being a healthcare worker (and that writers could make sure their fictional doctors always said the right thing to patients). There were workshops and panels about writing, conflict, panic, and more. There was romance jeopardy, which is not fair. And secrets were revealed about final speaker Angele Mcquade who encouraged us to dream bigger. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful local chapter and every time I whine about them making me get up early on weekends, know that while I do hate waking up early, they are worth it.