Friday, September 12, 2008

Do you wanna read my boring junk?

Just a quick note to say I'm off to League of Utah Writer's annual Roundup writing conference. I wish all of you could come - it's gonna be good times. I'm sure most of you will just happen to be in Ogden, Utah anyway this weekend, so stop on by!

The class I'm teaching is called "20 Things I've Learned Since First Getting Published." If anyone is interested, I could post the content of this workshop sometime next week. However, I shan't be so presumptous to assume you guys wanna read my boring junk. So let me know.

The only painful thing about tomorrow is I'll miss the Georgia-South Carolina game, and there's no way I can avoid hearing the score before I get back home and watch it on the DVR. Maybe I'll have my eardrums removed. Oh, and my eyes. Really not practical, actually.

Due to high demand (one person asked me about it), I may resurrect my old thing of posting lyrics of the day. Maybe. Here's a line that's kinda weird, but for some reason I just really like it:

Last time you were here,
Couldn't look you in the eye.
You're just like an angel,
Your skin makes me cry.

- Radiohead

18 comments:

J.N. Future Author said...

I would go...but Ogden if far from salem....like a 2 hour drive. So have fun!

Cheryl said...

I would love to read your boring junk. Anything that would help me write seriously? Bring. It. On.

Peggy said...

I would LOVE to read the content of your workshop! I love how helpful your site is. Thanks for always being willing to post things like this!

Worldbuilder Robin said...

Add my vote to the list of those who want to read your list of what you've learned. I figure if I read enough of that sort of stuff, I might actually try to get published...

Nathan said...

Post your "boring junk," it is sure to help those wanting to get published...here's hoping SC can pull off the upset.

Suey said...

I also say, please post the boring junk! Because really, it will be interesting.

Q said...

Well, maybe not your boring junk, but your COOl junk would be excellent.

Tamra Norton said...

Definitely bring on the "boring junk"!

Crystal Liechty said...

Lame! I'm just now hearing about this conference or I would have totally signed up for it. :(

On a happier note: I just finished the first draft of my latest! Yay!

Crystal Liechty said...

PS That radiohead song is awesome but brings back to many angsty teenage memories.

Shari said...

I'm with everyone else. Please post your "boring junk."

Karen Hoover said...

Yeah, post it, especially since some of us couldn't be there. Hope you had fun!

LexiconLuvr said...

-K- I just have to say, I was there for your 1st workshop class today in Ogden and YOU ROCK MAN. You just totally rock! BY FAR the best workshop of the day. (Sorry other 'shops. But I can't lie.)

Aside from having awesome tips and info, you did such a great job interacting with everyone. It was not just fun to learn but fun to be around. So Bravo! Keep it up! Any for anyone who missed it...I'm sorry but IT WAS TOTALLY AWESOME! (Plus the sneak peak of 13th #2 book cover...yeah--we were so lucky to see it!)

DV- Rebecca L. said...

Have fun at LUW, James- I am not going this year due to being PG (and I wanted to win 4 years in a row, oh well :) Sorry I am missing your class- please post all you can. Thanks

Alane Ferney said...

Hey James!
You did great at the conference! It was good to see you again. Natalie wants a copy of your
"Top 10" from the last night! Dang funny! Keep on writing!

Cosette said...

Hey James,

It was great to reconnect with you at LUW. Super job on MC. Even though I want to kill Ed because he won your edit thing, I have to say, a nicer guy couldn't have won. You'll like him.

Hanging out with you and chatting the quantum physics was cool too.

Margot from the "noisy table"

James Dashner said...

Thanks to those of your from the LUW conference. Same back at ya. I had such an awesome time.

For the rest of you, we missed you and I've posted the notes from my class. Hope it's not too boring.

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