Sunday, June 13, 2010

I'm Re-inspired!

A week ago today I drove to Colorado Springs to attend the Glen Eyrie Writer's Workshop. It was fabulous. A plus is that the workshop is held in beautiful Glen Eyrie, property crowned with a magnificent castle.

The GE workshop is an opportunity to get instruction in a small, more-intimate setting. There were only 60 writers and four instructors. Angie Hunt, Nancy Rue, Kathy Mackel, and James Scott Bell were the instructors. On the opening night the instructors discuss what area they will be specializing in. Angie did nuts and bolts of writing, Nancy concentrated on relationship (between characters and the readers), Kathy was all about story, and Jim taught about aspects of a novel.

I chose to to go to Kathy's sessions. Wonderful! That lady is a plot doctor. She gave me great insight and encouragement.

I had attended the GE Workshop once before, in 2007. It was nice to go back to see old friends and meet new ones. The theme this year was re-inspired. Great choice.

The photo below is special. It's the members of my local writing group, Words For The Journey, with Jim Bell.

I've already got the 2011 dates on my calendar: June 12th to 15th. Perhaps you might want to check it out.


Carrie Cooper said...

Carrie @

Hi, Megan!
This is my first visit to your blog. I missed the GE conference but a lady in my local writers guild attended. She thought it was great, too. Maybe Ill go next year? Im working on two books, although one has a deadline of this fall. Nice to meet another inspired writer!

Bonnie Doran said...

Hi Megan!

Glad you enjoyed the Glen Eyrie conference. I liked it last year and plan to attend again. But last week I was getting re-inspired by admiring Hubbard's Glacier in Alaska from a cruise ship. Suffering for my craft.