In addition to meeting up with old friends and new from all over Scotland, the speakers and workshops provided much inspiration for all aspects and genres of writing. The highlight of the weekend had to the after-dinner talk from the amazing Simon Brett who had us all in absolute stitches. He's also the acclaimed author of around 100 books and delivered an interesting workshop in the afternoon!
I only entered one of the various competitions this year and was delighted to take home a Highly Commended certificate for my article, Frankenstein and the Modern Prometheus, in the General Article Competition. I had been keen to write this piece and hoped for written feedback (which is given to all entrants) so this was a bonus.
As well as meeting up with some old friends from my previous writing group, I was especially pleased that my dear friend Catriona came along for the first time now that she's writing fiction. It's such a friendly conference that everyone is soon part of the SAW family. Roll on next year!