It’s Not Too Soon To Start

Seven months. Seven oh-so-long months to wait. My inbox brought the first tantalizing reminder that this year’s dates for the Surrey International Writers’ Conference are October 22-24. I save up my shekels to go every second year and this is my year to attend. Woohoo!

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Conference staff already have plans underway and there is information starting to show up on their website and blog, on Facebook and on Twitter. Still seven months to go but the hype has started. It may seem like an eternity but we all know how quickly weeks and months slip away. There’s a writing contest, too, so if we’re thinking of vying for the $1000 prize money it’s not too soon to start working on a submission.

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Hmmm… let’s see… a topic. I need a topic. It’s only seven not-so-far-away months.

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What benefits do you think conferences and writing contests offer aspiring authors.

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