The Fireside Writers Conference

On October 22 and 23rd you my friend, yes YOU, are invited to the Fireside Writers’ Conference in Lancaster County, PA.

Would you like 10 reasons why you should come?

No? Well, you’re getting them anyway.

10 Reasons to come to the Fireside Writers’ Conference

1. I am speaking there. I realize this is not very impressive, but since you are reading my blog, I kind of assumed you would like to hear me speak about something. Perhaps this was a bad assumption on my part.

2. I’m speaking on increasing your RSS Subscribers. I went from 50 subscribers to 500 subscribers in about 15 months. There’s no magic voodoo for doing this, but there’s a handful of things I did that anyone can do to increase their chances of having a similar jump.

3. The cost is only $110. ($125 is you don’t register in August). It’s not the price of a cup of coffee, but it’s not the price of a Nissan Cube, either. Actually, as far as conferences go, it’s a good price.

4. You’ll get to meet Auntie Anne. Yes, Anne Beiler, the creator and founder of Auntie Anne’s Soft Pretzels will be there to speak on a panel discussing the Art in Tragedy. Anne’s story is amazing, and the other 2 folks on the panel (Brenda Lee Boiston and Tim Kreider) have good stories too.

5. It’s not too long. It starts on a Friday night at 7:30pm, and ends about 24 hours later.

6. There will be a poetry reading by the fire. If you’re thinking about proposing marriage to someone, bring them along and use this opportunity to do so. They can not say “no” when poetry and crackling fire is involved.

7. You’ll hear from some experts. Ira Wagler will talk about his process of going from blogger to book deal. Ken Mueller will share his 30 years of expertise working in media. Andi Cumbo, who’s been published in a bunch of magazine (I’m too lazy to type them all out) will talk about being honest on the page.

8. You will see Amish people. Not a big deal for me, but maybe it is for you.

9. Shawn Smucker will teach folks about tapping into their imagination. Shawn is smart and published and a great teacher. His session on “The Truth about your Imagination” might be worth the price of admission alone.

10. Because when you sign up, I make money. Okay, that’s not true at all. I just couldn’t think of a tenth point. And now you don’t trust me. For shame.

I’d love to meet some of you for the first time (or the ninth time) at the conference.

For more info, go to the Fireside Writers Conference page and do what it says.

PS…it’s raining at the beach this morning. what should we do?