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 […]

Dealing With Discouragement After a Writer’s Conference

Blogging Classes for Writers' Workshops

The 5 Most Helpful Blogging Workshops at Writers’ Workshops

Should writers’ workshops and conferences offer classes or seminars on starting a blog for writers? Yes! Here are the best blogging workshops for writers who want to use their blog to reach a wider audience. Truth be told, I often leave writers’ workshops and writing conferences feeling a bit deflated. Disappointed, because the road to […]


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

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 […]

7 Tips for a Successful Writers Conference

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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. […]


Inspirational Speech Sample for a Charity Ball

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 […]

Inspirational Speech Sample for a Charity Ball

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

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 […]


Writing for Magazines – How to Get Published for New Writers

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 […]


How to Find Your Blogging Voice – 8 Tips for Bloggers

Knowing how to find your blogging voice – who you are as a blogger – is the first step to loving your blog! These tips for bloggers will help you answer these types of questions: What kind of blogger are you? Do you advise and instruct, or are you sharing your journey? These tips for finding […]


5 Tips for Sitting on a Blogging Panel at a Writer’s Conference

Participating in a blogging or writing panel is my favorite way to attend conferences for writers! If you’ve been invited to sit on a writing or blogging panel, these five tips will help you prepare and improve your experience. And here’s a bonus for the non-panelists in the crowd: the top three takaways from the last blogging […]


Web Writing Tips From the Type-A Mom Blogging Conference

Angela England shares her web writing tips from the Type-A Mom Blogging Conference – where she was a speaker. This blogger is one of my fellow writers at Suite101 (an online magazine). Before the tips, a quip: “A blog is a tool that lets you do anything from change the world to share your shopping […]


Get Your Book Published – Tips From Editors, Publishers, and Agents

These tips for getting your book published are from a panel of writers, agents, and editors at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference. If you dream of being a successful writer, these answers to oft-asked questions about getting published are a must-read! First, a quip from a famous writer: “If the doctor told me I had only six minutes […]


Blogging 101 – Key Tips for Web Writing

These Blogging 101 key tips for web writing are from Vancouver technologist and writer Darren Barefoot, who just posted his 5,000th article on his blog. He spoke at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference in British Columbia about the fundamentals of blogging – and here’s what I learned! First, a quip about writing: “You don’t write because you […]