As the saying goes, we should never stop learning. This weekend I will be attending the 30th Annual Pennwriters Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. Pennwriters is a group of hundreds of writers, mostly from Pennsylvania, but also from other parts of the country. The conference, held once a year, is an event to remember. Agents and editors from New York and other areas as well as speakers from several states will present 40 workshops and participate in critique sessions and panel discussions. I hope to get my creativity boosted and my enthusiasm for my writing bolstered. I have belonged to the group for over twenty years, serving as President, Vice President, Author’s Advocate, and Conference Coordinator. I feel there is always something to learn and continue to update myself through these conferences and others.
Take time to learn something new and keep the mind fresh and creative. Build on a skill or hobby you already have or gain a completely new outlook by learning a different language, taking up an additional hobby, refreshing or learning a new skill, reading something original—the possibilities are endless.
In the meantime, keep learning.