WRITERS CONFERENCES… AND YOUR SOUL
I saw a clip from a TED talk the other day that enumerated the top ten factors that enabled people to live to a hundred years old. Yes, there was a focus group of long-living folks and tons of data about them. The topmost factor? Connecting with other people on a daily basis, whether it be a partner, a colleague, the mail carrier, or a random stranger in an elevator. Besides being a beautiful truth – that we keep each other alive – it provides me a bottom line for encouraging all of you to attend a writer’s conference.
I went to my first conference last November, after almost fifteen years of writing and networking on my own, or online, with very little face-to-face time. I had a writer’s conference on my To-Do list for years, but I needed a little shove. Although I have been in the performing arts for decades, your basic collaborative fool out for a good time playing well with others, as a writer I followed the shy, reclusive model happily. So what brought me out of the cave to seek the light of my fellow authors? My story will vary from yours, but hopefully it will help draw you out of the Writer Cave.
Two summers ago, I became curious about a training program in Akashic Records readings. Since my fantasy series, 1001, The Reincarnation Chronicles, touches on this concept of a cosmic database of our soul histories, I thought it would be interesting research. What transpired is another story for another article, but my curiosity led me to become an Akashic Records reader, start working with clients, and work on myself with the teacher, Andrrea Hess. In one session where I asked Andrrea about finding an audience … Continue reading