RMFW Writing Conference a huge success

RMFW Conference 2009 LtoR: Prez Scott Brendel, Janet Lane, Kay Bergstrom, Susan Smith, Karen Duvall, Lawdon

RMFW Conference 2009 LtoR: Prez Scott Brendel, Janet Lane, Kay Bergstrom, Susan Smith, Karen Duvall, Lawdon

(Sigh) I’m still on conference high.  The Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers conference was outstanding this year, a great learn-fest and hug-fest!  😀

My workshop on Yellow Page plotting was wonderful!  I’m so glad — can you imagine schlepping thirty-five of the hefty Metro Denver Dex Yellow Pages into a hotel and finally finding the room where you’ll present?  It was worth the effort!  We had great fun and the participants generated many very entertaining plotting ideas.  Thanks, Robin Owens and Karen Duvall!

I also did a workshop on Twitter and Social Media Marketing, and quickly realized that one hour was not enough time to devote to the topic.  The travel mic was also not “hot” enough and I couldn’t get it close enough to amplify – without swallowing it, I suppose, LOL.  Still, it was well received.

Thanks to fellow Five Star authors Patricia Stoltey and Mike Befeler for lending their support, and to Pat for moderating my workshop.

The editors and agents who attended were generous with their query and market advice.  Editor John Helfers (Tekno/Five Star Publishing) was there, enthusiastic and as informed on the market and interesting as always.

Editor Charlotte Cook  (Komenar Pub) offered an enlightening “cold critique” session.

Agent Christina Hogrebe offered insight into the market, as did Kristin Nelson, Nelson Literary Agency, and Becca Stumpf, Prospect Agency.

Kudos to Conference Chair Pam Nowak, who found time to create a great conference while in the late planning stages of her Five Star release, CHOICES, which will release later this month.

And now I have a daunting in-box of over 300 emails, so I’d better get back to work.

Did you attend the conference, too?  Feel free to drop in and add a comment about it!

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2 responses to “RMFW Writing Conference a huge success

  1. Hey, Janet, I’m still riding high as well. What a fun weekend! I’ll be blogging about it soon, once I separate all the things I have to say to cover a few days. Lots of aspects of this conference to cover.

    A wonderful time with wonderful friends, and many new friends as well. See you again next year!

  2. RMFW Colorado Gold is an excellent conference for fiction writers at every level. Pam Nowak did an outstanding job this year, and the presenters just keep getting better and better. Thanks for all you do for RMFW, Janet.

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