Wednesday, April 28, 2010

LDS Storymakers Conference

I kind of stumbled on the LDS Storymakers' website. I know one of the authors who is a member of the LDS Storymakers group, and found a link to the website from her Face Book page. From there, I found out about the conference and just barely managed to get registered in time. I missed all the early sign up classes, but there's always next year.

I am so glad I went to the conference. It was excellent! I learned so much. Since I'm relatively new to fiction writing, pretty much everything I heard was useful. Not only did I learn a lot about many aspects of good writing, I got ideas for my story while I was basking in the aura of all those great writers. My kids couldn't believe it when I came home Friday and told them I had met (or at least seen) many of their favorite authors.

I will definitely go again next year, and I've joined the Authors Incognito group, which is great. I am learning so much.

Oh, and I won this really cool door prize from the Authors Incognito group. They even pronounced my name right when they called me up to get it. It was a basket full of puppets, complete with outfits and accessories, and a Family Record Keeper for keeping things in order. My kids love the puppets, even thought I thought they'd be too old for them.

My last name, Dupaix, is pronounced "do pay."

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

New Blog!

I decided I needed a blog where I can post all things related to writing. I'm thinking I will keep updates on my novel here, and mini-essays about whatever is relevant to me at the time.

Not much is here yet, but keep checking back. I will be adding more!