Stuck in the Same Old Routine? Attend Creative Ink Festival to Jump Start Your Writing Career!

Are you a wannabe writer, artist, illustrator, or graphic novel creator? You know how it’s the same old thing day after day—you work hard, then come home, eat dinner, and watch TV.

But you know that what you’d really like to do is accomplish something big. Something special.

It might be an article, short story, book, or graphic novel, but often it’s hard to know where to begin.

Well, it turns out you’re not alone. The Creative Ink Festival is ahead, and it’s where you’ll get to meet many other people just like you who are in the beginning stages of a special project.

At the Festival you’ll learn stuff.

• Where do I find ideas?

• How do I find time to write my book?

• How do I find illustrators if I can’t draw?

• Where do I find an agent?

• What if I want to self-publish?

• Can I really get paid for writing?

Not only will you learn answers to these questions and more, but you’ll also get to meet leading people in the publishing industry, bestselling authors, short story and book authors, publishers, and other experts.

Did I mention that it only costs $80 for three days of fun… and learning?!

You can find more information here: CreativeInkFestival.com.

See you there!

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Register Now for Creative Ink Festival 2016!

 

THE CREATIVE INK FESTIVAL IS ON MAY 6, 7, & 8TH! 

Only two weeks left to register!

by Mel Dawn

Many years ago I met Sandra Wickham at La Fontana Caffe, but we never really chatted until VCON 2011. We discovered we had the same writing passion, and eventually she formed the Ink Club, and talked of having an Ink Festival. 2013 was a turning point for me. I had left a supportive job at Telus in 2009—where I won the Director’s Award for my writing in their monthly newsletter—to a terrible job where they reamed me out for drawing cat photos in my notebook! Eventually, I had a breakdown and simply couldn’t return to that job. But what would I do? Where would I go? It turns out, to Ink Club, and Ink Festival!

But of course I needed some cash to pay the bills, so I returned to writing non-fiction articles for websites, blogs, magazines, and anyone else who would pay for my creative services. I had begun by being hired by Yahoo Canada to write articles for their website in 2007, and that had expanded into writing for many other big sites too. In that time I’ve even edited, proofread, done performance poetry, and written scripts for apps, games, board games, and Youtube. Somewhere in all this time I’ve had six zombie/steampunk/historical short stories accepted and published in a variety of anthologies around the world. It’s certainly been a fun journey!

If you ever need to get back to your creative side like I did, I suggest joining a club, group, forum, or even heading out to a convention. The Creative Ink Festival will inspire you as much as it has me. Creative Ink Festival was a one-day-teaser, held in 2015. Sandra Wickham was the hostess, and her event planning, network, and creative abilities have been used to create a fabulous three-day event for this year.

Please find more information at the Creative Ink Festival Website—click here. You’ll discover that it may just be what you need to get out of that box.

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