Monthly Archives: February 2015

Don’t Let Creativity Die with the Wrong Writers’ Conference

For writers attending a writer’s conference, there are very high hopes about learning new things, meeting new people, and gaining that extra spark of motivation. Sometimes, those hopes go unfulfilled.

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STOPNEGATIVITYWriters’ conferences are important for new and seasoned writers trying to find their way. You invest with time and money, hoping for inspiration to keep you going. This is a conversation about how the wrong conference can affect your productivity—throw off your writing and dampen your spirit.

S: So, we’ve got that conference coming up—Bay to Ocean—end of February.

D: Yes, and I know we’re both hoping for great things.

S: Especially after that one we attended last April…

D: Dare we name it?

S: Yes, I think we should.

D & S: Conversations and Connections.

S: What was the one thing you learned at the conference?

D: Um, what NOT to do? How about you?

S: I learned how to insult writers who are better, more accredited than me.

D: That’s a very useful skill!

S: I especially want to talk about the first panel session we attended: Faking…

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W.I.N.O. – Raise a Glass

Have a suggestion for a favorite wine? Let us know!

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Everyone knows writers like wine. In fact, most artists have some sort of creative vice. For the Waterfront Writers team, those vices also include caffeine and exercise. Nothing breaks through writers block like an hour of physical exertion. But wine is still their first go-to, or at least it is for one of them. Twice a month, Sandra R. Campbell and Desiree Smith-Daughety meet to discuss present and future writing projects. This brainstorming session is affectionately referred to as W.I.N.O. – Write In Night Out. Along with their laptops, pads of paper, and pens, wine is a frequent, if not necessary, ingredient. As there’s no better way to shut out the real world and indulge in the fantasy life bustling around in their big writer brains. It was during one of these laughter-rich meetings that they found a way to involve readers in more than just their stories. Since they…

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