I had a suggestion as a member of the Lakefly Writers Conference. Jess Riley. I think I even contacted her via Facebook. I don't think we have even met and she was not one of my main authors I read. I never tried to emulate her. However, she lives in Oshkosh, so I ran across … Continue reading Not my hero, Or Wait….
Dan Andersen talks about how inviting lakefly Writing Conference in Oshkosh is- for all levels of writers, but especially new ones. At sixty bucks, it is a low stress conference to experience. Isolation and a lack of direction. That’s how I feel when I haven’t interacted with fellow creators. That’s not a good feeling. A … Continue reading Word of Mouth
I will have to remember the statement. I earn enough....to keep me going, even though I can keep going for pennies.
At the Lakefly Writers Conference, I have met writers that I really respect and many that I came to respect by meeting them. The first year of Lakefly, we had Michael Perry and the Long Beds perform at the Grand. If you don’t have them, go get their CDs and sneezingcow.com. I helped them unload … Continue reading Meeting My Heroes One Conference at a Time
I am a writer. So you know what that means. Exactly. Socially awkward as hell. I am a better communicator as a writer than as a speaker. This is especially poignant as you are reading this and this aint that good either. Writers conferences are sometimes put on by writers. A crazy thought, but stick … Continue reading I am a Lakefly
I found this blog about the Lakefly Writers Conference last year. There is so much pressure to attend a conference. You have to network and learn and conversate and find the darn rooms. We hope that we make the Lakefly as comfortable as possible. I’m not here… I am driving. To Wisconsin. I am attending … Continue reading Lakefly 1st Timer
How would you handle having something to say, getting a book deal, and then writing your version of a story? On Saturday morning, Jerome Buting, ex-attorney for Steve Attorney, will talk about Jerome Buting writing his book, Illusion of Justice: Inside Making a Murderer and America’s Broken System. A first-time author, Buting said “I wish … Continue reading Lakefly Writers Conference
This is my review for Louis Clark's chapbook How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century. This is from the Wisconsin Historical Press. "The story Mr. Clark tells is fascinating. It's his story of growing up Native American in Wisconsin and facing racism, discrimination, and a difficult childhood. Don't worry though, Mr. Clark also … Continue reading How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century