Historical Romance

Historical Romance with an Inspirational Touch

Monday, July 26, 2010

Decisions, Decisions

I have been going over the list of workshops, spotlights and booksignings available for the RWA Conference and am seriously developing a headache. So much to choose from!

The conference begins Wednesday night with the Literacy Signing. There will be over 200 authors in one big room signing their books. The proceeds from the sale go to Literacy. So, Wednesday night is an easy pick. It is Thursday, after the opening luncheon where I begin to run into problems. The first workshops begin at 2:00 p.m. Thus, my headache begins.

So far, I've only been able to settle on a few that I won't miss:

Beyond Britain: Writing and Selling and Promoting Unusual Historicals - presented by Zoe Archer, Jade Lee, Carrie Lofty, Kevan Lyon and Sherry Thomas

This Little Light of Mine - Marie Bostwick and Debbie Macomber

Writing as: The Trials of Being a Schizophrenic Author - presented by Jennifer Ashley, Nina Bruhns, Pamela Palmer and Eileen Rendhal

Sourcebooks Booksigning (my good friend and critique partner, Lydia Dare will be signing)

Writing the High-Concept Inspirational - presented by Beth Adams and Beth Pattillo

Talking the Talk: Writing Historical Dialogue - presented by Madeline Hunter, Janet Mullany, Miranda Neville and Lauren Willig

I am very happy with my list so far. Now, to figure out what I want to attend for the remaining 7 slots.

Are you going to the RWA Conference and do you suffer from the same problem - trying to decide? If not this conference, have you run into similar situations for other conferences? If you are going, is there a few workshops you won't miss? What are they? And, if you have been in the past, which do you recommend (even though they change every year).


  1. What fun! Hope you'll pass along a little of what you learn. I wish I could go!!! Maybe in the next few years they'll come back to Nashville and have it where they were going to have it...that's about a mile from my house!

  2. Not going, but it sounds like a great line-up. Hope you make the right choices and connections. :O)

  3. I'll be going to a local utah writers conf in sept and it's always difficult to choose but I go to the one in my genre-non fiction usually.

  4. Oh, but isn't it fun to decide? Love going to conferences.

  5. Sounds like you have some really good ones to choose from! Be sure to write about them afterward:)

  6. Not beina a romance writer, I won't attend this conference. But the schizo class sounds like fun! Have a great time, Amy.

  7. Glad that we're on your list! :) Come up and introduce yourself after the workshop!

  8. I am a conference junkie! You are going to have so much fun. I always go by the speaker and not the topic but I would kill to be in the writing dialogue talk. Dialogue is tough!