I am at the San Miguel Wrter`s Conference....

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Flag of Mexico  , Guanajuato,
Thursday, February 14, 2013

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I am at the San Miguel Wrter`s Conference

Before I retired in 2006 - when I was working, I went to Conferences, Conventions, Training Courses, both internal and external. I think that what I enjoyed the most about going to these Conferences, Conventions and internal and external training courses - was meeting and talking to other professionals that were there.
This Writer`s Conference is like that and it is the first time that I have done this
since I have retired in 2006...The only real difference is that now I have to pay for it myself, someting that I am not use to doing...
I had forgotten how much that I had enjoyed that aspect of my job until now - being at this
Writer´s Conference has reminded me of that...
There is about 250 people at the conference, and I do know a number of people
that are here at the writer´s Conference that are from San Miguel - enough that I feel
very comfortable about being here.
There are people here from all over the USA and Canada and Mexico.

The first two sessions that I have been to, have been very interesting - about creativity... .
One, about creativity, was not to have a big idea about what you are going to write about,
but instead, to write about some little thing, incident or event and let the story develop on its own..
I call this letting your unconscious mind write the story - without you even knowing where it is going or going to go..When you write with your conscious mind - you are not likely to come up with anything that is really original.....There was much more to the session than that - but that gives you an idea of where it was going.....

The second session was even more off of the wall - taking a book, open it at any page, than write down every 5th word - than taking the words that you have wrirren down - write a short story from those words - the story does not have to make a lot of sense - the writing exercise involved doing it very fast and not thing about it a lot.... There was a number of similar exercises. ie. a person calls out a word - another person calls out another word - another person calls out  another word - you write down all of the words than write a story from the words...We each read our story to the rest of the people in the workshop.......

I was starting to have my doubts about going to this Writer´s Conference - but I am enjoying myself immensely here at it...

It is Valentine´s Day today - in Mexico, Valentine´s Day is also about friendships.....

Viva La Mexico

Hasta La Viva
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Mexico Dave






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