Tuesday, May 4, 2010
"Fact is hard to come by, and is very controversial. You are more likely to connect in a shared reality with your reader if you write Fiction."
She went on to liken life expeience to compost. "You never know what will come up. You think you're planting a petunia, and up pops an eggplant. This is good. Go with your eggplant."
On falling book sales: "The majority of people have never read for pleasure and never will. That's OK. There are more readers than writers, and it's your job to find a way to write and get paid for it."
There were many other speakers and workshops, and I took away useful ideas from each one I attended. The offical site: http://artsallianceyamhillco.org/pages/programs.html#Anchor-Terroi-29856