Monday, March 26, 2012

Okay, I lied. I give up.

Remember how I said last week I wasn't giving up? Yeah, I give up.

I was excited about hosting a fun party here at Mormon Mommy Writers, but, as often happens with me and my big ideas, I seemed to be the only one seeing the vision. So a big thank you to everyone who participated and gave it the ol' college try with me, but this will be our last Manuscript in Motion Monday. If you'd like to link up to tackle the topic I gave you last week, then go for it- I'll still have Mr. Linky up at the bottom of this post. Just so you know, I'm not heartbroken- I understand that people have different habits and different goals for their online experience. Maybe sometime in the future we'll give it another shot, but for now we'll close this book and put it back on the shelf.

Our very own Mandi Thomson delivered again last week with a thought-provoking post about our part as reviewers. Do you go with the "If you can't say something nice, don't say nuthin' at all" philosophy? Or are you more of an "honesty is the best policy" kind of reviewer? Check out Mandi's post here to read her thoughts (and some good comments from her readers at the end, too!).

Now, I need some advice: I am going to my first ever writing workshop in two weeks, hosted by New York Times Bestselling Author (just seems like it should be in all caps, doesn't it?) Jason F. Wright, who also happens to be LDS. And it's only 3 hours from my house! How exciting, right?

My question is this: How should I prepare for this workshop? I know it'll be different from a writing conference, but I feel like this is a great opportunity to make some contacts in the business, and I want to be ready in case some kind of opportunity appears. Should I bring a manuscript? Some query letters? Business cards? I don't have business cards. What would I even put on them? Should I set some goals for myself?

Any help from you veteran writers on how I might go about preparing for this adventure would be greatly appreciated. Leave a comment and let me know what you think!


  1. Kasey,
    I dunno if you have listened to the podcast Writing excuses much but in season 3 episode 10 they discussed things to do and not to do at writing conferences and such. I know a workshop is slightly different but you can take some cues from that podcast.

    THis is the link

  2. Don't give up! I really like this idea, Kasey. I just need to make a personal blog so I can do it. Don't give up on us yet! --Nikki

  3. Late again, but I did post! Sorry this party isn't working out this time, but when you're ready to try again, I'll be here, and I'll bring refreshments (virtual ones, of course).



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