What folks say about Crossroads

Why did you choose Crossroads? “My love for writing, learning and the ability to be around like-minded inspiring people.” “Always looking for other writers to connect with as well as to expand my writing skills.” “I love meeting the authors and hearing their advice and encouragement.” “It’s close by and fun.” “I attended the first two and enjoyed them and learned from them.” “The variety of genres and writers available for one-on-one conversations.”   What did you get out of Crossroads? “Getting to meet so many people who shared a passion for writing and creativity. Networking.” “Meeting a bunch of different people, from all backgrounds. Everyone was so friendly.” “Hearing things that validate what I do as a beginning writer.” “Variety of subject matter – you offered something for just about every style of writing.” “Great info, feedback, insight and words of wisdom from those who have succeeded to those of us who wish to!” “Listening to the experiences of authors who have been published.” “I really thought it was a well-balanced conference. I’ve attended many conferences professionally and really was pleased with the quality of the conference.” What did you like best about Crossroads? “Seeing amateurs and professionals all mingling. Watching folks make connections that would extend beyond the conference and would not have happened without out.” “Being able to meet and converse with published authors, and get insight from their experiences (the good and not-so-good)!” “I liked the small groups–the authors were more interactive.” “The presenters, interacting with fellow participants.” “The energy among the attendees – and the excitement of the panelists to share their expertise. I’ve...

What folks say (pt 2)

  I had such a fantastic time, I thought my head would explode. It was so fun talking shop during the sessions and listening to what other writers had to say about All Things Writing. I met some true characters, too, I tell you. All and all, I had a fantastic time. Macon is such a cool place, too. —  Sarah Domet, a Crossroads guest writer, about her experience: Crossroads succeeded in convincing me that whether or not I ever published a word, I was a writer. …My fantasy romance ‘Miami Days & Truscan (K)nights’ hits the e-book market in April, 2012. My crime thriller ‘Down Home’ hits the e-book market in September 2012. Not too shabby for somebody who was never going to submit again, I don’t think. Crossroads was my start. It didn’t make me a writer. It made me believe I was a writer. And that, my friends, is crucial when attempting to enter the professional publishing world. — Gail Roughton Branan, newly published writer (flowersonthefence.blogspot.com) This weekend I was very nearly spoiled to death at the Crossroads Writers Conference. They made much of me, and fed me on grilled salmon, and did such a great job with promo… On top of the good crowd and the spoiling and the salmon, the bookstore sold so many of my books they ran out of one title and were down to a single copy of another… I came away feeling like the princess of Macon, and my head was puffy and so large it wobbled like a newborn’s outsize melon. – Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times Bestselling novelist,...