Monday, June 20, 2011

Best Ever!

Currently Reading: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

I've been to a lot of writers conferences, but last week I had the best experience ever.

I went to the Writers and Illustrators for Young Readers conference in Salt Lake and participated in a weeklong workshop with one of my favorite authors, Martine Leavitt.

She is the author of Keturah and Lord Death, which happens to be one of the best books ever written. I may be biased, but that book resonated with me like no other book ever has.

Martine's class was phenomenal. I feel like I just got a one week crash course in MFA level creative writing. We learned so much, my mind is still spinning trying to figure out how to incorporate it all into my work in progress. She did an excellent job of keeping the attitude positive while still helping us find ways to improve our writing.

The other participants in the class were also amazing writers and I learned a ton from them as well.

Now, if only I could figure out my main characters concrete object of desire...


  1. I've been meaning to read Keturah. Sounds exciting to learn from such an author. I'm curious to hear more specifics.

    It Just Got Interesting

  2. So cool! I can't thank you enough for introducing me to Keturah.

  3. Keturah is an amazing book. :) WIFYR was great, wasn't it?

    I gave you an award on my blog. Thanks for being awesome. :)

  4. Thanks for your awesome comments in Martine's class. I'm still reeling, too, but in a good way. It's been fun going back over my notes and figuring out things that should be addressed in my writing. Yes, object of desire - hard! I'm still tweaking my emotional object of desire a bit. Your writing is wonderful! I hope to see more of your story soon!