Our extra-long holiday weekend conference takes place over Presidents’ Day Weekend, enabling us to run “Rogue” workshops until the very wee hours of Monday morning. In fact, this past SD24 two late-nighters went until 6:15 AM critiquing each other’s work and commiserating about all things writerly in a make-shift tag-team session that stretched from 3:30 AM, which several of us were privy to from afar…
What that says about those of us privy to the sincere efforts of other writers soberly imbibing upon their craft at the time need not be mentioned. Thing is, as we’ll be celebrating our 25th anniversary come February, no doubt we’ll do so again.
Already we’ve brought a lot of new flock into the fold, author-, agent- and editor-wise, to address the issues today impacting writers of all ilk. Many familiar friends will also join us in February. What’s cool now to announce — before starting our regular updates in October — is that we’re debuting a brand new immersion track as a result of several regulars’ input.
The “3/10 Power Pen” debuts at SD25. This is a stand-alone track in which participants are expected to write – from scratch — the first 10 chapters of their book over the course of the conference weekend. With individual sessions prompted by leaders, the idea behind this is that an SCWC weekend is YOUR weekend. It’s your weekend to get work done, work that you can print and wag in some skeptical non-writer’s face as tangible evidence of your creative efforts. It’s geared for you to write. Now. You.
Regular updates begin in October, following our LA8 event. Meanwhile, register really early (by Sept. 1) and take advantage of our $100 Early “Bard” Registration discount to secure your deserved spot in the .COMmunity extending into all things SCWC.