Wednesday, April 28

Top Storymakers 2010 Favorites

~Great writers (the published, the almost published, and the just starting out) who are also great people.

~Bootcamp. You were all awesome. Really. Thank you for your comments and suggestions.

~Old friends.

~New faces. I love it when people come up and introduce themselves.

~Smiles and hugs.

~Learning more about the craft.

~Authors whose eyes light up when they talk about their book/s. Their passion is contagious. I love hearing the stories behind the stories.

~Books. And more books.

~Enthusiasm and encouragement.

~Late night sushi. And pizza. And Cafe Rio.


~Don't wait until the last few minutes to try and get pictures.

~Make sure the camera is on the right setting before handing it over to someone else and asking them to take a shot.

~Sleep at least one, if not two full nights before the conference.

~Try to become more adept at matching name tags and faces.

~Muster the courage to talk to people you'd really like to talk to; overcome social shyness.

~Invite more people to late night sushi. I crave more time to talk to other writers about life and writing.

7 comments:

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

how about: read the nametag. call the person by name as if you know them. :)

Angie said...

It was so fun! Great advice for next time too. I'm sorry I didn't ever meet you in person!

Lori Nawyn said...

Excellent advice, Tamara. Thank you! It was nice to meet you--albeit briefly--at the conference. You are beautiful! And Melissa says that flows both inside as well as out. Congratulations on your book. I wish you all the best for great success!

Angie: I'm sorry I didn't get the chance to meet you. I think I passed you once in the hallway...next year, okay?

elizabeth mueller said...

Hi Lori! You have an award at my blog!

melissa said...

Lori,

stumbled upon your blog after visiting a friend's. I am interested in writing and just starting out. In fact I only have about 6 pages written of my own book. It has always been something I wanted to do but I've never had the guts to do it.
Anyways I just wanted to say hi to you and let you know I enjoyed your blog. I will be back to read more of your updates.

Melissa

Lori Nawyn said...

Thanks you, Elizabeth. I'll go check it out.

Nice to meet you, Melissa. Six pages is six pages--good work! Here's one of my favorite guts quotes, "There's a lot of blood, sweat and guts between dreams and success." I'm proud of you--the first step is one of the hardest. Keep at it. Page 7 and page 8 and page 9 do lead to page 100 and page 300. Don't let anyone tell you that you can't...not even yourself.

melissa said...

Thanks Lori!

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