Dare to Read

October 2, 2012

My Visit to the Maryland Book Festival

Filed under: Event,On News,On Writing,Paranormal,Pictures — carmenferreiroesteban @ 5:44 am
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 Harry Heckel, Josh (J. R.) Wagner and Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban

I was at the Maryland Book Festival this week-end invited by the SF and Fantasy Writers of America.

Apart from a reading, I participated in two panels: Crossing Genres Big Time and YA Dreams: What’s Hot and What’s Not.

It was an amazing and humbling experience to be with such dedicated, passionate and hard-working group of writers. They came from all kinds of backgrounds, ages and experiences, but they all shared an undying love for storytelling and a stubborn determination not to give up.

Here are ten things I learned at the Festival.

  1. The SF and Fantasy writers are quiet a fantastic bunch.
  2. Paranormal is still hot. Lucky me.
  3. Romance is here to stay. No surprise there.
  4. Fairy Tales will never die. They are, after all, a part of our collective subconscious.
  5. Be afraid, werewolves, vampires and Greek Gods are real and walk among us. Actually, don’t be surprised if you find out you are one of them.
  6. If your first book don’t sell, keep writing.
  7. If you hit a wall while writing, keep writing.
  8. If you ever want to succeed as a writer, keep writing.
  9. Writing is an addiction. You are not a writer because you write, you write because you are a writer and hard as you try you can’t help yourself: You have to write.
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2 Comments »

  1. Glad you had a good time. Thanks for sharing what you learned with us, especialy #8 and 9.

    Comment by Sandra Carey Cody — October 2, 2012 @ 12:11 pm | Reply

  2. Thank you Sandy. It was fun and I love to be around writers.

    Comment by carmenferreiroesteban — October 2, 2012 @ 12:17 pm | Reply


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