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Monday, September 17, 2007

Breaking the Rules

Had a fabulous weekend with some amazing people at the League of Utah Writers fall conference. I even had the chance to pitch a story to an editor from Penguin, who asked for more ... will keep you updated on the progress.

We learned to be successful and effective from Hyrum Smith, from Franklin Covey. Fabulous! We heard from Dave Wolverton (David Farland), Orson Scott Card and so many other successful writers! Let's see, there was Candace Flemming, children's writer who spoke on breaking the rules. Do it, she said. Orson Scott Card spoke on breaking the rules, do it.

They were speaking my language. Rules? Who likes rules? I believe today I'll break a few rules and see where it gets me. My guess is the New York Times Bestseller list!

4 comments:

Stephanie Humphreys said...

I can't always remember all the rules anyway. Makes it really easy to break them.

Marcia Mickelson said...

Wow. Sounds like a great conference.I need a great conference to go to.

Tamra Norton said...

I suppose breaking the rules is where a lot of originality comes from.

Heather B. Moore said...

I heard it was a great conference. Good luck with that editor!!