Chris is back with a new video today. He just returned from the Novelists INC conference in Floria, and in this video he talks about how to determine whether or not going to writer’s conferences is worth it for you. To hear more, check out the video below:

As an aside, Chris and I live in Northern California, which is on fire right now. Here’s a personal note from Chris about the fires:

As many of you have probably heard, Northern California is dealing with fires, and I happen to live right in the heart of that area. Lisa and I are safe and it doesn’t look like we’ll have to evacuate, but we are ready to do so instantly if that changes. We’ve had high winds for a while now, and that can shift fires very quickly.

We’ve been asked to wear masks, even indoors, because the air quality is that bad. You’ll notice in the video that one of my eyes is bloodshot, and that’s from the smoke in the air. I’ve never seen anything like this, not even the fires down in Los Angeles when I used to live there.

Thankfully, we are fine and in a position to help friends who need it. Many people have lost everything, but we are a strong community and are already rallying to get people back on their feet.

In you’re in a fire danger area, please stay safe!

Are Writer’s Conferences Worth It?
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  • Glad to hear that you all are safe from the fires.
    Question – I’ve purchased and read your series on writing. They are very useful. Thank you for sharing what you have learned. However, I’m trying to figure out how to download the tracking spreadsheet you described in your 5K book and it appears that the URL is no longer live. Also signed up for a free download of the book thinking that I might be able to link directly from the text. But I simply get into a loop for signing up to your list.
    Appreciate your help with this.


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