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Monday, January 12, 2015
MONDAY MEDIA / LATE NOTICE TO BUDDING FICTIONISTAS
E. Hemingway 1899-1961
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the dream of many if not all writers conference attendees is to become a famous
author—someday.For me being the next
Ernest Hemingway was a college goal.But, let’s skip the part where he becomes the paranoid, alcoholic who
blew his brains out with a shotgun.Not
that Ernest.I wanted to be the cool
Ernie.The one who won a Nobel Prize for
Literature and attended bullfights, researched saloons from here to Havana and
penned The Sun Also Rises and For Whom the Bells Tolled...among
others.Writing like that EH would be
I turned pro as a magazine writer my yearn to be a paid fictionista hit a
wall.Peeling myself off the bricks, I
have tinkered with a novel.I’m still
tinkering with my opus.I even have a
title: The Sun Never Rises (on my fiction
think I’ve steeled myself against rejection by never finishing the damn
thing.My reply is hope springs eternal.
career stops and writing assignments, I found time to attend writers’
conferences, mainly in San Diego.As a
career magazine editor I’ve also been asked to speak at conferences on how to
get published in magazines.
vouch for writers conferences for one big reason.It fires you up and puts you in a frame of
mind to come home from the conference and write. Writers’ conferences and an
aging Nike shoe slogan have one commandment in common: Just do it!
San Diego the next big writers confab is gthe 31st annual San Diego
State Writers Conference beginning Jan. 23, 2014.Hurry, as the early bird entry fee deadline
has already slipped by.