We are only days away from being immersed in the 16th annual San Francisco Writers Conference and the adrenaline is already running high in anticipation of all the stories coming together! Being a part of this conference and celebrating the craft of writing is something I have had the privilege of being a part of since the beginning. What holds true every year is the amount of incredible talent who come together to inspire, inform, encourage, awaken, light a fire and unleash the writing spirit in all of us.
For the past several years, my job has been to coordinate the free consultations participants have at their disposal with Independent Editors. Break-out sessions covering all aspects of the writing process are conducted in other parts of the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, while my group, the Independent Editors, spend our time during the conference dispersing our expertise in eight minutes one-on-one sessions with conference attendees. We hear all about the who, what, when, where, how and why of their stories. We share advice, goodwill, guidance, instruction, support, wisdom, along with generous amounts of understanding and compassion.
Every story is unique.
Every story is unique to the storyteller.
Every storyteller is the same with a tremendous desire to be heard and seen.
I promise you that your story matters to me!
My mission is to support the storytellers who hesitate to share their story because
1) they fear no one will want to hear what they have to say, and
2) who would want to listen to them if they were to speak up?
No one except you can tell your story because it is yours alone to tell.
I guarantee that someone is waiting for you to tell your story. They need to hear your story so that they can see themselves reflected in your story.
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