Aw I am daft bugger. I should have hit the post button before heading off to work this morning. Sorry steamers, that means you a double tap of postings tonight.
Getting ready to head off to Gen Con this year (again) got me thinking about how I made it this far with my writing. (queue the flashback effects)
Almost… a year a go I decided to get more serious about this whole writing thing. I had always wanted to write a book but just didn’t know how to go about doing it.
I had been attending Gen Con for several years and had noticed an increase in the number of seminars for writers. Either they were increasing or I was just paying closer attention, not sure which. Most of the writing seminars were focused on writing for game supplements, but there were a few for writing longer works.
For $8 I took Michael Stackpole’s “21 Days to a Novel.” This was going to be the seminar that would teach me how to do it! I attended, took copious notes, and walked away with a kernel of knowledge that I needed to get going. But still absolutely no idea what I was going to write about…
For those of you heading to Gen Con Indy this year, here is a link to the writer’s events:
Gen Con Indy 2011 Writing Events