Now in its 22nd year, the TMCC Writers’ Conference once again delivered a unique blend of literary agents, high profile and local talent for a day of instruction and inspiration. In addition to an impressive line-up of speakers including authors, Jennifer Lauck, Nina Amir and Shawn Grady, the conference provided opportunities to network during through round table discussions at lunch.
The conference offered a broad spectrum of perspectives on the craft and business of writing, two speakers impressed me with their ability to manage the writing, work life balance. During his afternoon discussion on crafting a book, author and Reno firefighter, Shawn Grady noted he scribbled the first page of his novel on a napkin while at Starbucks.
Broadcaster and writer, David Stipech noted that writing is not just about the craft or the work, it is about the endurance even when life is full. He recommended the Great Escape approach to writing—sometimes large goals have to be approached in small increments like the prisoners who tunneled their way to freedom a spoonful of dirt at a time.
What unusual tools or small steps can you use to work toward your goals?