Bill Blume at AWCon 18: Characters Who Come Alive

Of the many reasons that contributed to the last-minute decision to attend the 2018 Agile Writers Conference in Richmond, VA, getting the chance to meet Bill Blume was the most exciting. For the longest time, I didn’t realize there was any kind of writing community in Virginia. It wasn’t until I graduated college and movedContinue reading “Bill Blume at AWCon 18: Characters Who Come Alive”

AWCon 18: Scott T. Allison on the Villain’s Journey

One of my favorite seminars at the 2018 Agile Writers Conference given by Dr. Scott T. Allison, a professor of psychology at the University of Richmond who has published extensively on heroism and leadership. I wondered if his talk, “The Villain’s Journey: How to Craft a Worthy Adversary to Your Hero,” would confirm some ofContinue reading “AWCon 18: Scott T. Allison on the Villain’s Journey”

Lani Sarem at AWCon 18: I Remain Unconvinced

Lani Sarem appeared at the 2018 Agile Writers Conference in Richmond, VA over the weekend. I discovered the conference via the social media anger at 1) Sarem speaking at any writing conference at all; 2) the continued reference to Sarem as a best-selling author; and 3) the “How I Navigated the NYT Bestseller List” topicContinue reading “Lani Sarem at AWCon 18: I Remain Unconvinced”