The First Writer Unboxed Un-Conference: Unbelievably Valuable

A New Fiction Writers Forum

I returned Friday night from the first-ever writer’s conference sponsored by the popular blog, Writer Unboxed, and my head is exploding. Thousands of writing blogs exist, but Writer Unboxed has always felt different and special to me. WU is a warm, welcoming community. It feels like family. And meeting all of the members of this community in person for the first time re-enforced that feeling.

There were so many take-aways from this conference that I don’t know where to begin. After each workshop, I found myself wanting to rush to my laptop and revise my work in progress, right then and there.

Unlike many writer’s conferences, the Writer Unboxed Un-Conference focused its workshops solely on the craft of writing, as opposed to marketing, agent meetings, and the publishing industry. The quality of the writing is what we as writers can control. There were also numerous opportunities to engage with other…

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