This past weekend I attended the Surrey International Writers' Conference. I had never gone before and had no idea what to expect. It was amazing! It was great spending the weekend with other people who loved to both read and write. I enjoyed discussing plot lines and characterization, the writing market today, the pros and cons of independent publishing, etc., with other writers. I especially loved the workshops and feel that I learned much that can I can use to improve my writing in the coming year.
I'm looking forward to attending the conference next year, if I can come up with the money.