On The Way Out Again
Early tomorrow morning I’m on the way to Amarillo, Texas. I’ll be on the faculty of the Frontiers in Writing conference. I’ve never been to this particular conference but the Panhandler Professional Writers sponsor these meetings, which is one of the oldest writing organization in the nation. It’s been many years since I’ve been to Amarillo so I look forward to the experience.
I’ll be teaching a workshop on Understanding and Negotiating Contracts. Because I’ve been on both sides of the table with these types of negotiations I hope to give writers some insight. It’s hard to do in a single hour on the topic so I try and give other resources in my handouts. Also I’m teaching another workshop twice on Book Proposals That Sell. I’ve got way too much material to cram into an hour but what I will be saying is different from the content of my book—yet tied to it with lots of other handouts and resources.
I enjoy the opportunity to meet and listen to other writers and editors. It’s one of the benefits to attending these conferences—even if you are an experienced writer or whether you are just beginning. I’ve signed up for several more conferences later this year. If you want to follow my speaking schedule, I try and keep it up-to-date. Check the various links for the specifics about the conference.
Despite years of traveling experiences, I consistently forget something—usually something insignificant. I’ve tried packing lists and all sorts of methods to avoid this matter but it still happens. My biggest challenge when I travel is figuring out which book or books to read. I love the uninterrupted reading time which I get traveling.
If you want to catch some interesting information about speakers—particularly Christian speakers, the current issue of Forbes magazine touts the Celebrity 100–– the top money earners for the past year in different areas. As I read through the magazine this week, I was fascinated with this short article featuring speaker and author Ken Davis titled “The Messenger.” Apparently the high earnings of some speakers have caught the attention of this widely-circulated publication.
It will be a challenge for me to write any entries about The Writing Life over the next few days. If I can, I will do it.
In the meantime, I’d encourage you to return to Right-Writing.com and scour through the various articles. As I can, I continue to add new material to the site. If you aren’t a newsletter subscriber (free), make sure you check it out and have access through the back issues link to literally hundreds of pages of how-to write material which isn’t accessible through any other means.