Writers festivals and why they’re important to up and coming writers.

If you’re a budding writer, then there’s an imperative to get yourself along to your nearest writers festival so you can rub shoulders with people of your own kind. It’s how we get inspired, stay motivated and realise that we’re not all alone in our desire to express ourselves.

I was again part of the Margaret River Writers Festival, but in a different capacity this year, joining six other kids authors in the story telling tent talking to kids and parents about Being You is Enough. I also shared a book stall with wonderful Children’s author  Erin Wilson and Author /  Illustrator Sally Fawcett.

Festivals provide the opportunity for people to hear an authors backstory of how they got to be where they are now, giving hope and possibility to others that they maybe able to do the same. Suddenly these lofty people which seem beyond the reach of normal everyday people are made real, raw and honest and their stories of how they overcame rejection, hearing about their creative process and writing discipline can be an inspiration.

Authors are people too, even they have to poo. (Being You is Enough) 

Book your tickets for your next nearest writers festival, you won’t regret it.

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