It's been almost one month since I attended the Backspace Writers Conference in New York City. To quote my seven-year old son, "This year is going by the fastest ever." Indeed. I hear myself saying over and over again "I can't believe it's insert date already!" And I'll say it again now, I can't believe it's June … Continue reading My Thoughts on Writers’ Conferences – A bit of a ‘to do’, if you’re interested in attending.
...cuz my heart and camera are missing this glorious city. Man window shopping Texter On the Beat Wet morning Four seats Subway Trumpet #1 Speed Subway Trumpet #2 Love message through wall sticker (This was my favourite find!!) On the phone in the Village Chair Man in chair - the village Heels #1 Heels #2 … Continue reading More NYC photos
Writer A.S.King was the keynote speaker at this year's Backspace Writers Conference. She spoke on Friday afternoon to a room full of exhausted, overwhelmed yet inspired writers (myself included). Her speech was amazing - in every sense of the word. Here is what I wrote after I heard her words. I’m Moving to Traumatown The … Continue reading I’m Moving To Traumatown – My thoughts post A.S.King Speech
What I can manage for you at this point in time is a collection of photos I took today while walking to the conference via 5th Avenue, and then walking around in Greenwich Village before dinner. My brain is sizzling from all that I've learned from the Backspace Writers Conference. I need some time to … Continue reading NYC – Day 4 – A Photo Essay (‘Cause the words aren’t here yet)
I arrived in New York City a bit later than expected. What with heavy traffic on the tarmac and something about needing to add weight to the plane, we were a bit slow getting out of Detroit. The flight was smooth and fast. The clouds a feast for my eyes. The only rotten thing about … Continue reading NYC – DAY 1 – A photo essay
credit:Vanessa Shields I'm almost ready for the Backspace Conference in New York City. My suitcase is almost packed. My homework for the agents is almost done (and I've conveniently run out of paper so I can't print any of it out when I finish later tonight). I've almost got my carry-in backpack ready to go. … Continue reading Pre-Conference Jitters