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My First RWA National Conference Memories | Writers In The Storm
by Fae Rowen My first RWA National Conference was the last time it was held in Anaheim. It was a long time ago, maybe 1997. I had just joined OCC and RWA in February of the same year. I'd finished two books--a fantasy medieval and a futuristic romance. The fantasy medieval was written with no writing classes or craft information, let alone critique partners. I'd never heard of POV. Yes, to this day, that wonderful first book lies amidst the cobwebs under my bed. The second book was completed after reading a couple of books about writing, attending SDSU's Writing Conference and taking two writing classes. I loved the book. I was in a critique group and my critique partners helped me plug the weaknesses in my writing and the book finaled in a contest. I was so excited about conference. I carefully picked my agent and editor appointments. I thought. More about that later. There were so many people at conference. I attended the "For First Time" session, even though my critique partners