Emerald City Writer’s Conference First Timer Experience – My Takeaways

Check out my YouTube video (please subscribe!) of my thoughts regarding my first time attending the Emerald City Writer’s Conference this weekend in Bellevue. And here’s the only picture of me I took during the whole weekend – me and one of the Wanderlust models.


My to read list from conference recommendations:

  1. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
  2. Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need (for pacing help) by Blake Snyder
  3. Silvia Day books because they’re angsty and have broken characters
  4. Nalini Singh for contemporary world building
  5. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
  6. Romancing the Beat: Story Structure for Romance Novels (How to Write Kissing Books) (Volume 1) by Gwen Hayes
  7. Elizabeth Moon for sci-fi/fantasy

NYE 2015 – Suite Lounge, Bellevue, Star Wars, Maggiano’s, Snowflake Lane, XO

What an end to 2015! Check out the dress my mother got for me for Christmas. I got Paul a matching bow tie. I love bow ties. We won tickets from Seattle Pipeline for general admission to Suite lounge in Bellevue for New Year’s Eve ($80 value!) but since it was “standing only” we decided to save Suite Lounge for the last hour of 2015. We went to Maggiano’s in Bellevue for lasagna first and then headed to -finally- see the VII Star Wars in 3D! I can’t wait to make my Rey costume and debut it at the roller derby this month! Suite lounge was crowded when we got there around 11 PM and we counted off to the new year in style!


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