Thursday, April 30, 2009

LDStorymakers' Writers Conference

Last weekend I spent time in Provo, Utah, attending the LDStorymakers' 6th Annual Writers Conference. One of the highlights for me was using a newly-acquired account with Twitter to tweet my impressions on the classes and panels for the benefit of several Storymakers and others who could not attend this year's conference.

To pick up my tweets and those of others who were tweeting the
conference, go to and open a 1 x 1 grid pane. Type ldstory in the gray bar that says twitter (take that off, first), hit search, and soon, you will have a representation of the last tweets on the subject. You can increase them by clicking on the drop down box that controls the number of tweets in the grid.

On Saturday I participated in a self-publishers' panel, and then attended the Whitney Awards Gala Banquet after the end of the conference. As part of the Whitney Awards, I had the distinct honor of presenting a Lifetime Achievement Award to author and cheerleader extraordinaire Kerry Blair.

Photo by Michele Holmes

I didn't tweet during the Whitneys, so go over to and check out the proceedings via the liveblogging archive there.*

Lest you think participating in writers conferences via Twitter is a substitute for attending in person, forgetaboutit. There is no substitute for being there live and feeding on the creative energy of conferences. You'll come home invigorated to try new things and
ready to write.

While you're at the Whitney site, you can nominate Trail of Storms for a 2009 Whitney, if you feel it deserves notice.

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