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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sharing the Awesome: Writer's Digest Conference 2011

Hello friends of iggi!  How I missed you and your smiling bloggy faces while I was at the Writer's Digest Conference.  It was such a great weekend though and I had oodles of fun.  I met lots of amazing people and learned tons and tons.

Oooh, and guess what...  I've brought back prezzies!

There was so much awesome stuff to learn at this conference and I want to share it all with you.  After all, what's the fun of having something awesome if you can't share it with your friends, right?

The bad news is, I can't give you exact transcripts of all the sessions I saw.  First off, I didn't manage to take notes on every last detail of awesome because I can't write that fast, so I only wrote down the really good stuff.  And secondly , I'm not sure it's actually legal or good-sportsman-like for me to transcribe those sessions anyway.  (And lawyer-hubby reads this blog, so I gotta stay on the nice side of legal.)

But the good news is, I can give you the really super bits of awesome.  And when it comes to the other stuff... really, do you want to hear the boring parts?  Didn't think so.

What does this mean for the iggiLand?  For the next whatever-many days, I'll be doing recaps of all the super-amazing tools, tricks and ideas I picked up at the conference.  This means I'll be breaking out of my usually-scheduled post topics, but I have a hunch you'll forgive me.

Here's a preview of what's in store:
  • How Reading Can Change the World
  • Agent Panel: Quit Obsessing
  • Every Book Can Get Better
  • Writing Conferences: Don't Be "That Guy"
  • Two Words about Social Media: Don't Panic
  • How to Survive the Revision Process
  • Blogging 101
  • Writing: We Are All in This Together

In the meantime, you can find more awesome at the Writer's Digest live conference blog.  Oh, and if you were at the conference and you couldn't see a session because it conflicted with another one, you can always check out the live conference blog to see the ones you missed.  (I know I'm going to...)

And on twitter, check out the #wdc11 hash tag for conference-related tweets.

Oh, and if you were at the conference and are doing recap posts on your blog, feel free to leave the link in the comments so we can all share the awesome with you!

Now, here's a round of iggi-tinis for all.

2 comments:

Jenn said...

Yay! Can't wait for your posts on the conference. Sounds like it was wicked awesome. :)

Ghenet said...

Yay! Tomorrow and Thursday I'm going to share some of the highlights as well. :)

www.ghenetwrites.blogspot.com

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