See the WordCrafter New Beginnings Character Development Panel Discussion.

The 2021 Wordcrafter New Beginnings Virtual Writing Conference did not turn out as well as I had hoped, by any means. This year, we had a two-day event with a pre-event promotional and social day on Facebook to launch it. If you happened to attend any part of the event, I want to thank you for your support. For those of you who did not attend, and that is probably most of you as attendence was way down from the 2020 conference. I’m sure the pandemic had a lot to do with both last year’s and this year’s turn-outs.

Whatever the reason for the poor turn-out in 2021, I think we all still had fun just getting together and talking about the craft. We had a great group of authors, who jumped in and carried on without me when I experienced an internet outage, causing me to miss one full day of the conference. Let me tell you, as the host, that was really frustrating, because I didn’t know if things had continued on without me, or simply fallen apart, and I had no way to find out until I moved to another location where I knew I would have internet access for Day 2. But most of this great group of authors just picked up the ball and ran with it, even without their host to guide them. I guess it’s true that the show must go on.

It would be a shame to let all the hard work that myself and all of the wonderful authors who were kind enough to volunteer their time to present this conference go to waste. So, I made the keynote address by horror author, Paul Kane, available from the Conference Page, here on Writing to be Read or on WordCrafter’s YouTube page, immediately following the conference, and although the editing of the conference recordings has been slow, they will all eventually be released, as well.

The first of these has recently been posted to YouTube and can be accessed both there and on the Conference Page, as well as through the link below. It is the Character Development Panel Discussion, with authors Jim Nesbitt, Ellie Raine, Paul Kane, Chris Barili, and Mario Acevedo. It’s an interesting discussion, one that you’ll want to be sure and sit in on. You can even weigh in with your own thoughts on character development in the comments. And the best part is, it’s free!

Character Development Panel Discussion


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4 Comments on “See the WordCrafter New Beginnings Character Development Panel Discussion.”

  1. Thank you for sharing this post. I was unable to access this particular meetings so it is great I can watch it on YouTube. When you say because of the pandemic do you mean because more was open in the USA this year?

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    • We all spent so much time in front of computers as we worked and schooled from home that I think by the time May rolled around, many were just plain Zoomed out. Last year, the virtual conference was somewhat of a novelty, but this year not so much, which could account for the good turn-out last year and the poor one this year.

      I’m glad you will be able to access the sessions that you were unable to attend because of the time difference during the actual conference, Robbie. I am happy to be able to offer these sessions for everyoine to benefit from. 🙂

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  2. Staci Troilo says:

    How gratifying to know when technology fails us (as it often can), people will step up. You obviously had a great team.

    Thanks for sharing the link.

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    • Yes, Staci. This group of authors was wonderful. All of the panels and most of the workshops carried on without me. (Although I had no way of knowing what was happening, and was very stressed over the whole thing.) In the end it wasn’t nearly as bad as I had imagined, and I’m glad that now I can share it all, even if there wasn’t much interest at the time. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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