Virginia Writers Club’s annual conference “Navigating the Writing Life” took place on August 2, 2014. This year, in response to comments from last year, the conference included a number of morning panels for genre fiction and then afternoon workshops.
For the morning, I attended the short fiction panel. This was a discussion between Clifford Garstang and Jody Hobbs Hesler on their experiences as editor and writer. They included some basic things like writing a great story, choosing your markets carefully, and that rejection is not personal. Clifford talked about the… Continue reading