Friday, November 16, 2007

Conference Adventure!

by Mary Altman, Nick Conrad, Mackenzie Walton

A choose-your-own-adventure game for you! Come to our conference and see what happens to you! Here's the setup:

You’ve waited months for this day to arrive. Your clothes have been packed and repacked as you figured out that perfect ensemble, you’ve honed your pitch to an art form, and you’ve had those brand new business cards double-printed and stored away in a silver card carrier. You are ready to take the writers conference by storm.

The conference is hosting a reception the night before registration. Tomorrow, you and your fellow authors will have a chance to pitch to a fabulous editor, but tonight it’s all about unwinding, having a good time and meeting each other.

Standing at the door, you spot three conspicuous attendees: a very young, very pretty blonde sitting at the bar sipping a daiquiri she likely purchased via fake ID; a somewhat frumpy but extremely friendly looking middle-aged woman sitting alone at a table and cradling a cup of coffee between her hands; and an uncomfortable-looking older gentleman fumbling about at the buffet.

So go! Have fun!


Cara Carnes said...

Oh my, I loved it! After running through the conference the first time, I swore I wouldn't do it again. But I did... over and over until I had run all scenarios. Er...not good for my writing time, but still a worthwhile adventure.


Aimlesswriter said...

That was fun and enlightening. Like mama always said, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all."

Vicky B said...

This was fun! And so much like a conference - except a lot quieter. :)

Vicky B

Barbara Sheridan said...

It was a fun exercise. I'm glad I made the "correct" choices the time through.