For one weekend, I was surrounded by writers and learned about my craft. It. Was. Incredible.
I pitched my book.
It was terrifying the first time. (I do apologize if you were the one who had to listen to me stumble over my words. I did practice, I promise.) The second time, it was easier and I sounded like I actually knew what I was talking about.
I learned a ton about world-building from the fabulous Kathy Tyers!
She is one of the most knowledgeable people when it comes to building realistic worlds. She even printed each person 20 pages of notes. I can't wait to read her book!
I learned about character development from Tosca Lee.
Oh. My. Goodness. I learned so much from her. She took us through exercises and different things to help us learn as much about ourselves as about our characters.
I learned some cover design from the Master, Kirk DouPonce.
He is kind of my book cover designer hero, so I was thrilled to meet him and learn more about graphic design stuff. And he signed my copy of a book he designed?!
I learned stuff about hand to hand combat.
|Ben Wolf looked terrified the entire time.|
This workshop was one of my favorites. My fellow Realmies agree it should have gone on all night long.
I MET OTHER NINJAS. (AND OUR FABULOUS NINJA LEADER)
|Nadine Brandes is one of the sweetest people I know. I|
miss her a ton.
We had a costume dinner!
I cosplayed as Agent Carter.
|Photo Credit: Hannah|
I have a bunch of new best friends.
This isn't all of by new friends, but it's some.