The Impact of SiWC16

I believe every event in my life changes me slightly. After listening to all the workshops and talking with so many new people, I know I’ll never be the same.

Am I a better writer?

I don’t know. Only time will tell.

Am I a better person?

Hell, yeah!

I’m still a bit overwhelmed and have only been back a day. Although I mean to share what I’ve learned I need a bit of time to think it through. So what I’m saying in my roundabout way is that I plan to share the golden nuggets I discovered in other posts.

Until then, the best part about going is…

Meeting new writers. Being in awe or blinded by hero worship while the masters lead the many workshops. Learning how to let fear drive a story. Hearing clearly for the first time during a keynote about diversity. At every turn words touched on digging deeper to fill the pages with authentic emotion, action and heart.

It blew me away.

I’m already wishing I could go again. In fact, I think everyone should go and put the doubts of being a writer behind them.

Apparently, if we pick up a pencil, have paper in a typewriter, or a document on our computer screen and put words down, we’re writers.

Do you have any specific questions I can answer today? I’ll give it my best shot.🙂