Writing Conferences


4 Tips for Dealing With Discouragement After a Writing Conference

You’re completely normal if you feel discouraged, disappointed, and even depressed after a writing conference! Writing a book and getting published is a long, difficult process — not to mention the hurdles of getting a literary agent, writing a solid book proposal, and even writing your entire novel if you’re a fiction writer. These seven tips for dealing with discouragement […]

Dealing With Discouragement After a Writer’s Conference

5 Most Helpful Blogging Classes for Writers’ Workshops

None of the writers’ workshops and conferences I’ve attended offer in-depth classes or seminars on starting a blog for writers. This is probably because a writing conference or workshop is for aspiring authors who want to be traditionally published — but it is really difficult to get a publisher for your novel or nonfiction book! So, I often leave writers’ […]

Blogging Classes for Writers' Workshops

7 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Writer’s Conference 3

These tips for a successful writer’s conference will prepare you to get the most out of your publishing, editing, and writing workshops and seminars! Here’s a roundup of things I learned in my three days at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference in British Columbia, Canada. First, though, here’s what one writer said: “Writers are introverted and insecure.” – best-selling author Mary Jo Putney. Hmm…I’m insulted […]

7 Tips for a Successful Writers Conference

7 Best Pieces of Advice From Creative Writing Workshops

Prepare to be inspired, fellow scribes! The Artist’s Way was one of the creative writing workshops; the rest of this best advice comes from a variety of writers’ sessions I attended this year. Last night I attended a talk by Natalie Goldberg at the Vancouver Public Library. She’s the author of Writing Down the Bones. Unfortunately she didn’t share her […]

elle luna creative writing workshop

Inspirational Speech Sample for a Charity Ball 1

This inspirational speech sample – and my tips for speaking at a charity ball – is from my experience with a fundraising gala with Big Sisters. The best ideas for raising funds for a charity involve sharing how your charity affects people. If you’re raising money for a charity, read The Generosity Network: New Transformational Tools for Successful Fund-Raising by Jennifer McCrea, Jeffrey […]

Inspirational Speech Sample for a Charity Ball

Business Books for Writers – A Writing Career Vs “I Want to Write” 1

These business books for writers will help you build a writing career and take you from “I want to write” to earning a living with your words! Every month I make more money as a freelance writer and blogger, because I treat writing like a business. Being businesslike about writing includes a steady diet of books for entrepreneurs and small business owners […]


Writing for Magazines – How to Get Published for New Writers 4

Writing for magazines is a snap when you tap into the right freelance writing brains! I attended a “how to get published for new writers” workshop, and even though I’ve been freelancing full-time for almost four years, I learned a lot from experienced freelance magazine writer Daniel Wood. The background: The BC Association of Magazine Writers hosts an annual “Writers […]