First, 5 Serious Things
5. There's a difference between taking a workshop you need and taking one you don't need, but you admire the presenter. I'm not saying the latter is a bad thing, just a different thing.
4. Take notes. You will get so overwhelmed with information that your brain stops processing.
3. Take advantage of the opportunity to meet other writers and to actually talk out loud to real people.
2. Take every bit of advice with a grain of salt. Remember, what works for one person, doesn't necessarily work for another.
1. Enjoy. Open yourself up to new ideas and new processes.
Now (because this is me writing and what else did you expect?) 5 Funny Things:
5. Know where the bathrooms are. Actually know where all the bathrooms are. They get crowded.
4. Diana Gaboldon is absolutely beautiful with a wonderful sense of fashion. And she's really tiny. And friendly!
3. Being a bestselling author seems to be like an exclusive club where they all know each other.
2. There are more genres and subgenres, Horatio, that are dreamt of in your philosophy. I swear, by the end of the conference if someone had told me they wrote "Urban Paranormal Historical Creative Non-Fiction Fantasy" I'd have nodded my head and said "How interesting."
1. I can now say "I know Margaret George."