Yesterday, I enjoyed a very stimulating time at the Federation of BC Writers annual conference out at Beecher Place on beautiful Crescent Beach. The four speakers who presented all did a sterling job and kept us on our toes throughout the morning and afternoon. David Blinkhorn  got me rethinking some of the scenes in my current project by engaging the reader’s senses of touch, taste, sound, smell and sight. Ben Nuttall-Smith presented on How to Get Published in his usual upbeat manner. Not bad for a guy who is turning eighty any day now.

Lois Peterson kept us chuckling with her infectious humor while engaging us with Ten Ways to Breathe Life Into the Germ of an Idea.  Great suggestions that I’ll use to give my work more depth.

Janie Chang, who has just published her first novel, Three Souls, finished up the day with a well organized and timely presentation on Building and Optimizing a Web Platform.

Kudos also go out to Loreena Lee and her staff from the Federation of BC Writers for organizing this 3rd annual event, aptly called Write on the Beach.