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Mitch Haynes - He's as handsome as he looks

Mitch Haynes – He’s as handsome as he looks

I limit my conferences to two a year, three if I’m invited as a speaker. The Lexicon Conference in Denton, Texas exceeds my expectations every year. Why? Because it encourages the sharing of information that helps other writers succeed. If I had known about Lexicon when I was starting out, I would have arrived at my goals quicker. Mitch Haynes puts on a hell of a conference. Every person attending feels like a winner, whether they’ve published or not.

Published authors, publishers, agents, and support service people mingle together sharing ideas and giving others the benefit of their experiences. The atmosphere smacks of energy and intimacy. Your learn as much walking the halls as you do in the sessions, and Mitch provides an atmosphere that’s open. No question considered stupid. No comment ignored.

Several mystery, thriller, suspense writers attend, so I talk shop on the level I’m at in my writing. Amazing people with solid knowledge roam the halls between sessions open to help me improve. A future Nora Roberts or Ken Follett attending the session can ask questions and learn. I don’t know a person going who isn’t eager to give freely of their expertise. And yes, not only at the bar after several drinks. But anytime.

My session at Lexicon will cover my journey to publishing, mistakes I made and the lessons I learned. It’s soup to nuts from the day I put a pencil to the paper–yes back that far–to today. I don’t care where you live. DFW is less than an hour away. My home conference is OWFI. I love to attend. Lexicon is my home away from home conference. I challenge you. Attend once. You’ll become a believer. July 17-19. Check out their website:  http://www.lexi-conwritersconference.com/


Lexicon-Writers’ Conference Extraordinaire

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I’ve never been to a conference like Lexicon. All the speakers come for free. They are as talented as any at major conferences. The participants trust each other enough to share their experiences and knowledge without fear of criticism. The teaching sessions concentrate on giving those in attendance new information and the main rule is Leave Your Ego at the Door.

I don’t go to Lexicon to sell books. I go to share what I’ve learned during my writing career with others. During the 3 years I’ve attended, I’ve made lasting friendships, seen authors signed to contracts, and learned valuable information about the ins and outs of the publishing business. I’ve also had a ball. Fun, giveaways, total enjoyment.

All this is the brainchild of Mitch Haynes from Denton, Texas. The idea of a conference where a newbie can mingle with editors, agents, and publishers, as well as successful authors and be treated as an equal is the key to this conferences success.

This year’s Lexicon Conference is over. But I’ll be reminding you during the coming year about the date and the speakers and encouraging you to attend. I guarantee. You won’t be disappointed. .

Key people to check out on Facebook are: David Ciambrone, Author Bill Wetterman, Julie F. Hall, Cl Stegall, Vivian Zabel, Amanda Thrasher, Tim Malott, Rob Anspach, Evelyn M. Byrne, Renee Groskreutz, Jeanette Baird Vaughan, Susan Mary Malone, Rita Mills, Sandy Lawrence, Elizabeth McCormick, Harry Hall, Tracy Kornet, and Michelle Prince, and Tammy Kling. Run your cursor over their name and right click, then click on  Open link in new window to view their Facebook profile.

There contributors are sharing, caring, people who give freely of their time and talent to add to a great experience. Next year lets double the attendance to this conference.