One of the awesome perks of being a member of the League of Utah Writers is attending the annual Fall Conference. This year, it will be October 6-7 at Salt Lake Community College in Taylorsville.
I decided not to speak at the conference this year so that I can concentrate on learning. With Friday being free for everyone and Saturday featuring special guests Kevin J. Anderson and J.H. Moncrieff, as well as a host of local presenters, there is so much to learn.
Some classes I plan to get to are Get to Work, Law for Writers, Improve Your Online Karma, Scrivener Beyond the Basics: Outlining your Novel, Tips for Beginners, Writing Courtroom Scenes, and Grand Opening: How to Get Your Book Off to a Good Start. And that’s just the first day.
Things will wrap up Saturday evening with the Awards Banquet, where the league hands out awards in many categories. Then there is the Passing of the Gavel, where the new President takes over. I’m excited to see why my friend Johnny Worthen has planned for the league over the next year.
No matter what level your writing skills are at, there will be something for you at the Fall Conference. Please find me and say hello. I’ll be wearing a t-shirt with a funny saying. And above all, take what you learn, and get writing.