I sat with the Seekers at breakfast because really - what would a conference be if I didn't spend time with my 2nd favourite group of friends? The 1st being my Inky sisters, of course.
Myra Johnson, Janet Dean, Cara Lynn James
Amanda Barrett (Seeker friend), Audra Harders
My morning session was Part 2 of Randy Ingermanson's Snowflake Method. This time, instead of telling us how to use the software, Randy put writers in the Hot Seat. These volunteers had emailed Randy details of their stories beforehand and knew what they were getting into. It takes a lot of guts to stand in a room of strangers and have someone squish your work down to a 5 or 6 word sentence, but that's what Randy did. Kudos to those brave souls who stood in the Hot Seat and showed us how to craft our log lines.
After lunch I went upstairs and found my roomies involved in one of their many lively discussions.
Do you get
the feeling I interrupted something monumental?
Oh wait -
And my final workshop of the conference was Media Training by the people who bring you Romantic Times and the Romantic Review blog. This workshop contained valuable information on how to work with the media with an emphasis on interviews. Excellent.
No sooner had these ended when everyone rushed to the elevators to ready themsleves for the Gala Banquet and Awards show. In our room, the excitement rose as the sun sank behind the city's skyline.
I took so many photos of the Gala Award show and banquet, I need to put them on a separate post.