YOU are cordially invited to join me April 12-15, 2018 in Madison, WI for the 29th Annual Writers’ Conference. I’m delighted to be a guest instructor at this incredible event!
Writers’ Institute is my tribe. This is where I learned the craft, and I can say in all honesty that Note to Self: A Seven-Step Path to Gratitude and Growth is published because I availed myself of the fantastic writing critique services offered here.
BRING A FRIEND to Writers’ Institute this year, and if your friend has never attended a previous Writers’ Institute, you and your friend can each save $35 on your registration — that’s $290 instead of $325 for the full conference.
To receive this discount, you will need to register together. This exclusive, limited offer will only be available December 4th, 2017 through January 9th, 2018 and will end at midnight on January 9th, 2018. Please follow this LINK for details
Have you ever written a book or thought about writing one?
How wonderful. You will be the ideal guest speaker. All the best!!
Darlene — Thank you! 🙂
All the best. If it wasn’t that far away for me I’d try and come. Perhaps another time. I hope to read all about it, though.
Olga — Oh my gosh, Madison, Wisconsin would be a tremendously L-O-N-G way for you to come.
Have a great time at the conference and congratulations on being a speaker – wish I could be there!! Can’t wait to read your post about it though… 😀❤️
Annika — You can be SURE I’ll post about it 🙂
Boston is far from Wisconsin, but I will be there in spirit. You will be a FABULOUS guest instructor!! I have given local presentations on my published books – the two romantic suspense novels (Twin Desires and The Right Wrong Man) and on my children’s book, Birds of Paradise. I love answering questions about “How do I write and publish a book?” My answer? You find your passion, you spend hours/days/weeks/years writing it, and then you send it out to the world with love. xo
Pam — Boston is definitely a long way from Madison. I like your answer to, “How do I write and publish a book?” Thank you for sharing it here 🙂
I agree with the other comments posted here- Laurie, you are the ideal guest speaker and fabulous guest instructor, and we are so proud and thrilled that you’ll be a major part of our conference in April. So nice to see that some of your followers will be with us in spirit – and we hope some others will join us in Madison – as the director of the conference, I wanted to thank you for sharing this information.
Laurie, you rock!
Laurie — I’m so looking forward to the conference and absolutely delighted to share the information. The pleasure is mine 🙂
How exciting for you! Hope all goes well. 👍❤
Fatima — Thank you! 🙂
I plan to be there, maybe even with bells on. 😉 Looking forward to attending at least one of your presentations and for sure chatting a bit sometime during the weekend.
Chris — I’m so glad you’re going to be there and look forward to visiting with you 🙂
All the best, Laurie. 🙂 Yes, I have written and published a a book, Haiku Rhapsodies, available on Amazon. 🙂
ReadInPleasure — I see on Amazon that HAIKU RHAPSODIES is available in both paperback and Kindle and that it has a FIVE STAR rating! 🙂
Yes, Laurie and I am so thankful. 🙂
How wonderful for you and how fortunate for those who will be benefitting from your instruction. Writing a book? Not for me. Reading a book? Now that is for me.
Carol — I love that you’re an avid reader, I am too. Give me a good book any day and I’m happy for hours on end 🙂
Thank you for this invitation, Laurie. All I can say is, “Someday. Someday.”
From 2006 to 2009 I published fiction and non-fiction as an indie author.
In 2010, a publisher released my thriller.
All of my books are out-of-print but I’ve written more and I dream of the right publisher picking me as their author.
And I sing, “Let me in Coach. I’m ready to play, today.” : )
Oh, how I love my author journey.
Leanne — I have followed your author journey for a long time and it’s exciting to watch! 🙂
I am from Madison- hope to met you there!
Michele — Ohhhh, that would be wonderful! 🙂
Excellent! I hope that you record a little video for us 😀 Best of luck dear Laurie 😀 ❤
Aquileana — That’s a great idea! Thanks for planting the seed 🌱
That sounds so exciting! Shame we are so far away…
WanderlustPlusOne — I’ll write a post about it afterward 🙂
As you know – thought about it, started 6 times – got to 120 pages once before deciding no – hot what I want.
Still assembling material, trying out ideas.
Ted — Your message is exactly what the world needs to hear, so I’m glad that you’re still trying out ideas.
Laurie, congratulations and Mazel Tov! Many years ago, I also enjoyed the Writer’s Institute. I believe I attended for 3 years in a row. I found the programs most beneficial and enjoyable! I will share the information with Sue Dobbe-Leahy for her new memoir. Please, let me know if you are coming back to the Crystal Lake area before or after the Institute. It would be grand to see you and share Blue Hugs!
Sheila — YOU are the reason I went in the first place. YOU told me about it with such enthusiasm that I couldn’t pass it up. In fact, I talked about you in an interview I did. Here’s a link: https://news.continuingstudies.wisc.edu/uw-madison-writing-programs-put-author-on-the-road-to-success/
And then it snowballed from there. Yes, please tell Sue about it. I won’t be in Crystal Lake after the Writers’ Institute, but I will be there on August 11th at a book signing for my next book, THE BUSINESS OF BEING: SOUL PURPOSE IN AND OUT OF THE WORKPLACE. I believe you’re on my email distribution list. Stay tuned…
forwarded this on to my daughter who finished a young adult novel and her editing and is trying to get it edited and published now….good information sharing and you obviously know the ropes! Thank you
Patricia — Wonderful! If she goes to the conference, please ask her to come up to me and introduce herself as your daughter. I’d love to meet her! 🙂
Laurie, I’ve often thought I would like to write a book on gardening one day. I also thought I might go to Nepal and get frostbite on my toes. I am likely to do neither, writing a book takes more dedication than I have, especially when writing about plants. I am quite good at starting a story but then I tend to wander off and forget the ending. No market for that. I know from you that spinning a good yarn isn’t all there is to book publishing, it involves days, weeks and months of terribly hard work and persistence. So if you’ll write them, I’ll read them!
Sandi — I, Black Thumb Laurie, would absolutely benefit from a gardening book YOU wrote. I’d love for YOU to do that!
Way to go Laurie! Wishing you all the best and I know without a doubt it will be fabulous for anyone taking your workshop. Go ’em! 🙂
Terrill — THANK YOU so much! 🙂
Would love to join you!!!
ClanMother — I promise to publish a post about it 🙂
Thank you!! I know it will be a great event!
I know you are an engaging speaker even if I hadn’t heard a short podcast-ette on Facebook recently. I’ll be at the Writers’ Institute in spirit and someday, I guarantee you, we’ll meet in person.
Yes, I’m on a pathway to publication following in the steps of inspiring writers like you, Laurie.
Marian — With meeting YOU in person on my bucket list, and meeting ME in person on your bucket list, it’s bound to happen. And I’m sooooo looking forward to it! 🙂
Is there a space for little-ol-me cos I’d like to meet you Laurie and Marian . Someday maybe👍
I have been writing forever it seems . Yes I have one complete book and I’ve scribbled a memoir . I intend to seal it up and put it in scrapbook form then present it to my sister soon .
I’ve had a couple of poems in print …but nothing to speak of.
Cherry — There’s always room for you. And the next time I cross the pond I hope to meet you, too! Your sister is going to love the HEARTmade memoir gift you’ve created! 🙂
wishing you the best luck, enjoy your adventure and shine!!
Mihrank — Thank you! 🙂
Tempting. Oh so very tempting. Perhaps I’ll piggy back it onto my spring trip to Ohio. Does Amtrak stop in Madison?
Janet — Oh, I hope you do! Here’s what the Amtrak website said:
“The Amtrak station nearest to Madison is in Columbus, WI, 25 miles NE of Madison at 359 N. Ludington Street.”
It would be a dream for me to be there Laurie. I know this is such a huge honor for you and one so richly earned and deserved what with a lightening fast second book coming up on the heals of your first! By George I will get around to publishing something I have been working on. Best wishes my great friend!
Sam — When you’re ready to publish, please call me for an author endorsement blurb; it would be my pleasure 🙂
Hmmm, well, I have written four textbooks. They are exegetical commentaries on the Greek text of Hebrews, 2nd Peter, James, and Revelation. They were published by the Oikos Institute for my students, so they are still in syllabus format. All the research is done, every grammatical function of every word identified, every dependant and independent clause sentence diagramed and the basic surrounding text is written. I have taught each of them many times over the years, so all they really need is a proper application of writer’s polish and a willing publisher. That’s all. LOL.
Dennis — I say TAKE THAT BALL AND RUN WITH IT! 🙂
I agree strongly with your comments about learning your craft at the annual Writer’s Institute. I have attended five conferences and each conference was a stepping stone to the publishing of my first book. I’m looking forward to the 2018 conference to answer my question: What comes next?
Rose — I’m looking forward to seeing you there! In the meantime… start writing your next book 🙂
I would like to publish poems I have written the last 30 to 40 years, as well as get inspired as what genre to go to next.
Rose — yes, Yes, YES! 🙂
Congratulations! That’s superb news! Wish I lived closer. Maybe it will be recorded for distant fans? 😀 Have a lovely weekend!
A book? I’ve co-edited one… Alternative-Read.com have their own book!!!
Sassy — I don’t know if the conference will be recorded, or not. But if it is, I’ll be sure to share it.
And I’m one of Alternative Read’s biggest fans; wouldn’t miss a post! 🙂