By C. LaRene Hall
Want to get rid of those winter blues. I do. I have to tell everyone how excited I am that it’s that time of year for some writing conferences. I can hardly wait for the day I’ll finally be learning something new and maybe relearning some things that I’ve forgotten. The winter gets long and drab without this sort of thing going on. I’ll get to see some of my old friends, and meet new people that’ll help me with my writing.
Later this month at the BYU Wilkinson Center, there will be the LTUE three-day conference. Last year the discussions were great. I enjoyed the speakers, and I’m looking forward to meeting new ones this year. Today I looked at the upcoming agenda and I can hardly wait for the day to arrive. Without knowing this is coming soon, I’d be extremely depressed. Winter is just too long.
No one is paying me to say this, but if you don’t plan to attend you‘ll miss some good information. Some of the classes I’m looking forward to attending are Dialogue Tags and Speech Patterns, Putting Romance into your Fantasy, the Principles of Suspense, and Following Through on Your Plot Promises. I almost forgot the one about Three Things You Must Learn to Write Killer Stories.
Maybe some of you writers don’t need to learn any of these things, but I do. I’m looking forward to attending and I know I’ll learn something to help me with my writing.