I've just returned from the Writer's Fair in Brisbane. I met lots of interesting people and the number of published authors attending was way beyond my expectations, and they were generous in their time to connect with writers at all levels. There were many workshops to attend including: how to write a book, how to approach a publisher with your work, marketing, time management, kids books, how to add rhyme and rhythm to your writing, fantasy writing, romance writing, how to stay motivated when you're in the middle of your book, self-publishing, and much more... All workshops and author panels were professionally presented and relevant to improving our work.
Several new books were launched, and the authors were available to sign their books.
A bonus at this Writers' Fair was the opportunity to meet with a publisher and an appraiser of your work. I'm sure this popular session will be there again next year.
There were lots of attendees which was terrific because I got to meet lots of great people, who were willing to share so much about themselves and their writing life that made me feel 'normal' as a writer and that I wasn't alone in this writing journey.
I'd recommend this Writers' Fair to all aspiring and published authors. There are great opportunities to connect with other writers and make lasting friendships. Mark your diary for 14th November, 2011 because it will be an event you won't want to miss.
Looking forward to seeing you all there next year!