I just got back from my second writers' conference in a week.
WOW! It was a lot of fun and s-o-o-o informative. I haven't taken so many notes since high school. :) I started this second writer's conference with a 6 hour boot camp on Thursday May 5, 2011.
I drew the nicest instructor, published author, Kathi Oram Peterson. I bought her book, The Stone Traveler and look forward to reading it soon. When she signed the book for me, yesterday (Friday) she told me several things she had liked about the book I brought to boot camp.
Her encouragement and kind words were well received by this boot campee. Please check out her blog at: http://www.kathiswritingnook.com. She has some wonderful tips on giving and taking critiques, things every writer should know and do. Let her know I sent you. :)