The 2016 Top Writing Related Events I’m Adding to my Calendar
With 2016 just around the corner, this is the time that I write down my yearly goals, some are realistic and some are on the contingent that I win the lottery. I always make a list of any and all writing related events and see if my wallet can get me there.
Attending conferences is important to me because during and right after leaving a writing event, I feel rejuvenated and I believe that I can accomplish any writing goal. This is how I refill my creative well. At these events, I get inspired by panelists, get the latest industry news and feel the collective energy of being around other people who understand that daydreaming complex stories with characters that feel as real as your family members is a socially acceptable hobby. This hobby leads to writing completed books, which could get published and then readers could enjoy your tales. Rinse and Repeat.
For my 2016 list, here is the list I have started —
The National Romance Writers of America https://www.rwa.org/conference
July 13–16, 2016; San Diego CA
Romantic Times Booklovers Conventions https://rtconvention.com/
April 12-17, 2016: Las Vegas Nevada
Local Pacific Northwest Conferences:
Emerald City Writing Conference http://gsrwa.org/ecwc/conference/
October 14-16, 2016; Bellevue, WA
Willamette Writers Conference http://willamettewriters.org/2016-willamette-writers-conference/
August 12-14, 2016; Portland, OR
Historical Romance Retreat http://www.historicalromanceretreat.com/
September 22-25, 2016; Spokane, Washington
Rose City Romance Writers wRomance Weekend http://rosecityromancewriters.com/events/wromance-weekend/
February 20-21, 2016; Portland, OR
What should I add to my list?