Sunday, May 8, 2011

My First Conference Experience.

If I could sum it all up in one word? AWESOME.
Another word? OVERWHELMING.

Bottom line? I loved it. The whole thing.

I went with my critique partners Katie Dodge, (who is wonderfully awesome and will have her own blog really soon) and Brenda Sills. (Who is also wonderfully awesome and I am trying to talk into blogging! Ha!)
I would have posted a picture of all three of us, but the one with Brenda in it, I look like a total moron, so I'll just let you imagine what she looks like! :)

Anyway. The people were awesome. The classes were awesome. Interestingly enough, one of my favorite classes was with Dan Wells. He writes like horror and scary stuff. Totally not my genre. BUT, I wanted to learn how to write more intense scenes and his class was SO good. He was funny, awesome, and had a ton of great information. (He also scared the heck out of me when he showed us a few scary movie clips in the class.)

My other favorite class was Melanie Jacobson's dialogue one, and Sarah Eden's class on Romance. Both AWESOME classes and great presenters!

I'm going to go to bed now, since I'm suffering from lack of sleep, but I'll be updating this week on what went on this past weekend! Have a great Monday! :D

**I WILL be writing more about the classes and what I learned. :)


Jordan McCollum said...

Very awesome! I wanted to take Dan's class but I had to be in another one (can't remember why). And awesome to meet you!!

Melissa said...

Glad you had a good time! Are you going to share some of Dan Wells advice? As well as some other stuff you learned??

LisaAnn said...

It was great to get to meet you! What an amazing and overwhelming experience!

Michelle Merrill said...

Yay! I'm glad you had fun. I can't wait to pick your brain apart for more details :) Have a great week and get some rest. Oh, and Happy Mother's Day. I know, a day late, but I hope it was good!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Glad you got so much out of the conference! Sometimes it can be overwhelming.

Candice said...

Did you get to meet Jenn?? I know she was there and even did the Master's Workshop with Dan Wells, who is pretty much her favorite author. Glad you had so much fun!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

@Candice I did meet Jenn! I didn't get to talk to her for very long, but she was so nice! You'll have to ask her about the awesome book she won. Ha ha! :)

Colene Murphy said...

Sounds amazing!! Glad you enjoyed it!

Melanie Jacobson said...

How much did it suck that Sarah and I taught at the exact same time both days? I HATE when I have to miss her classes. Thanks for the shout out, btw. And it was super fun to meet you in person!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

@Jordan McCollum It was so awesome to meet you, and so fun to cheer for you when you won your award! :D
@Melissa Yep! I posted about it today! :D
@LisaAnn It was so nice to meet you too! you are seriously the sweetest person ever! :)
@Michelle Merrill Oh, Michelle! It was so awesome! You MUST come next year! It really was amazing. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day as well!
@L. Diane Wolfe It was overwhelming at first, but then it was just plain awesome. I loved being around so many amazing writers. :)
@Colene Murphy It was so amazing! :)
@Melanie Jacobson It was so fun to meet you as well! You are so hilarious, and an amazing presenter! :)