Well, i got through the weekend’s events very well, though I was pretty peopled out and retreated to the garage to lose myself in painting for a couple of days.
To all the people who supported me and attended either the Meet-the-author night Friday evening or the workshop on Short Stories on the Saturday, I want to say thank you so much. I couldn’t have done it without you.
They were all kind enough to give lots of positive feedback. Here’s what a few attendees had to say…
“I enjoyed the presentation and readings. The information is very informative and helped me clarify a few things in my writing style.”
“I learned more about structure and story plots.”
“I learned new stuff–always a bonus.”
“…what NOT to include, as I find I write 100 words when 10 will do.’
“It was great please do it again.”
Not a bad outcome, I reckon. I’m so glad people got something out of it. I was terrified I’d bore everyone to death on Friday night. It was quite a task to get over my reluctance to talk about myself for so long, having had it pounded into my brain that you never blow your own trumpet.
I owe much to Townsville City Council for their support in the form of an Arts Grant, and to the Rollingstone Community Association for getting Behind me, especially Chris who helped me with the application. The local Lions Group fed and watered us. A good time was had by all and some great discussions entered into. Thank you all!