Today, new Wordsower, Janet Sobczyk shares her first experience at a Wordsowers Writers Conference.
- It fell on a busy weekend.
- It seemed a stretch to my slim budget.
However, my friend insisted that I go. She said it was a God thing, a nudge from the Holy Spirit kind of thing. So I registered and went.
It felt awkward going to a conference without knowing anyone there. But at least I live nearby. I met a writer who drove across 2 states just to attend. She felt uncomfortable at first, too, so we visited and sat together at each meal break (the food was fantastic!)
At every workshop I sat enthralled, but managed to take notes. Each one had such wonderful information and helpful Q&A time. Questions were brought up that I didn’t even know to ask, and I learned from them all.
At the book tables I chatted with published authors. They freely gave advice, encouragement, and solid answers to my writing problems.
The core team of Wordsowers Christian Writers worked tirelessly to make the conference run smoothly. I grew to admire and appreciate their experiences, and their selfless motivation to help other writers.
When I left, I promised myself to return the next year. Well, it is now next year. I am registered and ready to go. Won’t you join me?
What is your biggest obstacle to attending a writers conference?
Click HERE to get more information about our 2017 conference and to register now.
Look for more next week from Janet about her first conference experience.
Janet Sobczyk (pronounced Sub-check) is a new member of Wordsowers Christian Writers Group and is looking forward to the April 2017 Conference. She is a writer/poet in Omaha, NE as well as a substitute teacher, and a trainer for Boys Town’s “Common Sense Parenting.” Connect with Janet on her BLOG filled with poems, stories, and photos about motherhood, pets, faith, and more.