Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I Hate To Leave You Hanging

 Sigmund Brouwer, Conference Keynote Speaker

Many of you are waiting for a recap of the INSCRIBE writing conference I attended this past weekend.  And I'm itching to tell you all about it...except this week I HAVE TO focus on the upcoming nuptials of my nephew and his intended. As one of the Master of Ceremonies, this week we're sewing up the final details not to mention helping to get the last minute things in place.

Let me say quickly I really enjoyed the conference. Sigmund Brouwer, our keynote speaker, is not only a great story teller in his bestselling books -- he had us on the edge of our seats as he shared stories that made us laugh, weep, and rejoice.  He made sure all of our emotions were fully engaged all weekend (which is what he says matters when it comes to telling STORY). If we can feel it, our audience will feel it.  If we can touch emotional buttons, people will connect.

About my blogging workshop, I really enjoyed presenting the workshop (I also learned a lot about what I'd do next time). My audience was very gracious; I saw a few of them writing furiously at certain points, and it was fun to see a few faces light up when they caught the vision for blogging or had their own AHA moment. And then, of course, what an honour to speak encouraging words into the hearts of people who share a love for God and for writing messages of hope in our troubled world.

A fellow writer who attended the conference shares her thoughts in a post on her own blog. She also makes mention of the blogging workshop, so you might want to read it for yourself here.

On that note, I best get back to wedding thoughts!

Till next time,


  1. Glad to see you checking in - we can wait for the report - just think, you'll have the conference AND the wedding to fill us in on.

  2. It was a great time, wasn't it? Thanks for linking to my blog. I hope you have an excellent wedding weekend!

  3. OT but...

    Ahhhh yes, in regards to my learning how to use Blogger New Editor.... 'Tis fun to learn. But for me, the learning process can be not-so-fun.


    I seem to be a slow learner, of techy things. But if slow, one has to just stick with it, and keep trying, until that "Ahaaaaaa!" moment hits. :-)

  4. you are a busy lady, glad you had a good time at your conference. thanks for the notes-haven't had a free minute lately to look but will. I taught a creative blogging class last night for community ed locally and had 6 students-mostly friends-well in fact I knew all of them but one. Fun and keeps you on your toes.

  5. Good luck with everything!

  6. Isn't this exciting?! We just finished a wedding here -- so romantic and very happy. Don't you just love happy weddings? Hope yours is as fun!

  7. I would have really enjoyed hearing your blogging presentation. I'm sure it would help lift me out of my writers block. Any chance you might give a short presentation online? How about starting a short-term blog which teaches others how to blog? I would love that and would be your first student!!!

    Something to think about. :-)


  8. Sorry I missed your Blogging seminar. (Much material, little time) Heard good things though.

    Reflecting on your blog I will sign off this way: Blessings and blossoms, Stephen


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