Well, we have a busy, busy weekend looming. As some of you may know it’s the annual Romance Writers of Australia conference this weekend. This year, the ‘Riding the Waves’ conference is being held in Freemantle, Western Australia. There will be heaps of workshops, guest speakers, publishing pitches, networking and fun. Some of the guest speakers include – Julia Quinn, Kim Hudson, Nina Bruhns and Sarah Wendell.
Unfortunately, I am unable to go. *insert weeping*
But all is not lost. The RWA also organise a ‘Claytons’ conference (which is held online) for all the poor souls who can’t attend the actual conference. So, it’s the conference you attend when you can’t attend the conference. This year the Claytons is called ‘Be the Book’.
Again there are some fabulous guest speakers and publishing opportunities. I’m looking forward to Alexandra Sokoloff’s The 3 Acts/8 Scene Story Structure and The Revision Maze with Valerie Parv.
Anyway, I’ll let you know how it goes.
Hmmm... maybe I can make it to the conference next year in Sydney. Fingers crossed.
Oh by the way, I thought you may like the actual definition of what Claytons really was – thanks Wikipedia!
Claytons is the brand name of a non-alcoholic, non-carbonated beverage coloured and packaged to resemble bottled whisky. It was the subject of a major marketing campaign in Australia and New Zealand in the 1970s and 1980s, promoting it as "the drink you have when you're not having a drink"