Thursday, June 30, 2011

Writer's Conference - The Things We Learn Every Day

Hey all,

The writer's conference is going well here, after a busy few days sightseeing around NYC. I'm glad I saw those "real" parts of the city before the conference, because Times Square is not NYC; it's a big crowded area for tourists. Many people have come to the Times Square hotel and will go home, that's it. I'm glad I had the chance to see more.

Anyone ever watch the Rizzoli and Isles TV series last year? Tess Gerritson was one of our opening panel speakers; she is the one who wrote the books which inspired the TV series. She's a physician in her day job, therefore her medical training was a perfect way to write medical thrillers and ways for cops/med examiners to solve crimes.

There have also been numerous panels on every type of writing topic imaginable: plotting, writing, characters, point of view, social media and marketing, you name it. That's what I love about these big conferences: so much to choose from.

Tonight I went to the Futuristic, Fantasy and Paranormal (FF&P) branch of our group's party on the 16th floor lobby. It's a long room with window views of Times Square - gorgeous setup, but there weren't many chairs so those of us who were already tired from being on our feet didn't last too long! But seeing the numerous costumes (the party theme was "superheroes") was quite interesting. I went as myself. Or should I say, I went as a great taxi-cab hailing-person. That type of superhero quality doesn't require any special outfits! LOL.

More to follow...



Tami Brothers said...

LOL Elaine. I love that costume!

Great posts. I like the thought that you were able to see the real New York. That is definitely something to think about. People often miss the things outside of their main focal point. Good food for thought.


Crystal Posey said...

Oh yes, I love Rizzoli & Isles! And when I finally get to see New York, I'm going to remember what you said.

Glad I stopped by, see you on twitter!