Thursday, 26 March 2015

Weekend Inspiration

I'm looking forward to going off to the annual Scottish Association of Writers weekend conference from Friday to Sunday. Three days of inspiration, competition adjudications, professional speakers, wonderful food in a beautiful hotel, workshops and lots of fun and chat with writers from all over Scotland. Can't wait!

One of the workshop presenters is Shirley Blair from The People's Friend and I'm not surprised she has been invited back after her massively over-subscribed workshops last year. I'm sure the numbers will be more controlled this time. I'm looking forward to the story structure workshops with Alexandra Sokoloff as they sound very interesting. I'm even more looking forward to a break from domesticity over the weekend and I'm sure husband will enjoy a weekend on his own.

Talking of inspiration, I'm featured on Victoria Howard's blog today, outlining how The Highland Lass was partly inspired by its Scottish setting. Is setting important to you as a reader or writer?



Carolb said...

I'm sure you'll have a good time, Rosemary. It's always fun and inspiring when you get any number of writers together. :-)

Joanna said...

Have a wonderful time, Rosemary. It sounds like a fantastic weekend. xx

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Carol - I'm sure it will be fun!

Thanks, Joanna - it usually is!

Nicola said...

That should be an interesting conference. Wish I was there!
I believe setting is essential as a reader and a writer. As a reader, I love to transport to the place where the characters roam and as a writer. I have visited places, I have never set foot in. As a writer, I try to pay the same courtesy to my readers.

Nicola said...

Don't you just wish you could retract a comment after you've pressed that dreaded button. I must learn to proof read my comment before publishing. ...'and as a writer' on the third line should not be there :):) sorry.

Suzanne Ross Jones said...

Have a fab time, Rosemary. So jealous - wish I could be there, too. :0) xx