Saturday, September 12, 2009

Just Having Fun

Went to a women writer's seminar at the Center for Women this morning. They've got the best programs.

I got to see my pal Kelly Love Johnson, who I haven't seen forever. Has it been that long? Holy Cats.

I got to meet Beth Webb Hart, who claimed that you don't have to have three names to be a female writer from Charleston, but I'm not sure enough to stop using my middle name on everything.

It was fun to talk about writing. It was fun to be with people who completely understand when I say that the characters talk to me in my head and won't stop until I write down their stories. It was nice to know that someone understands how a character I intended to be a bit of comic relief actually turns out to be the one who turns the entire story in the right direction.

Thor sez: For this my lunch was late?


Heather Solos said...

Does this mean I have to start going by Heather Suzanne? I'm not sure I'm up to that, I like my middle name, but I'm not sure I want to hear it every day. I'll feel like I'm in trouble for something.

JanetLee said...

You could use your maiden name as the middle. I am convinced you need three names to be a successful female writer from Charleston.

Beth Webb Hart
Dorathea Benton Frank
Sue Monk Kidd
Kelly Love Johnson
Mary Alice Monroe

Coincidence? I think not!

Heather Solos said...

Smith = meh

Sharon said...

Funny, I use my middle name for everything, too! And it's the same as yours, Janet! Coincidence?

Well, yeah. Plus, I'm not from South Carolina, I'm from the Bronx and Brooklyn, NY (I've lived in Brooklyn for more than 30 years now, I consider myself a Brooklynite). And I haven't written anything in so long, it hurts my heart, so I'm envious that you got to go to a writers' conference. But, really, good for you! I wish I could read your stories, but reading your blog is great.