Spent the weekend at the always awesome Ontario Writers’ Conference, theme: “Writer as Witness.” Talked social media and fellowship-finding with rocking writerly folk, and shared my fave tips for finding fellow weirdos. More (so, so much more!) on that later.
My favourite moment of the weekend was Paula Todd‘s (whose speaking prowess I am now doomed to envy…she’s so boss) closing address about the relationship between fear and writing. I saw the talk on the schedule and – selfish me – figured it was about not being afraid of failure, pushing through rough first drafts, taking risks – the usual ra-ra “go forth and write” jam.
And it kinda was. But in a new and mindset-busting way.