Thursday, March 23, 2006

Shellman Bluff

On a recent trip to the Georgia coast I visited the old fishing village of Shellman Bluff. Overlooking the Broro and Julienton rivers on a high bluff, this village is composed of a few blocks of small homes on dirt roads. The “main” street is a dirt road along the bluff itself which offers one of the best coastal views in Georgia. But don’t worry, it’s all paved roads until you get there!


Nearby are a few new development offering home sites and golf courses, but the area is still at the end of the road, so it retains it’s original character.


More info can be found at


Shellman Bluff is located between Savannah and Brunswick, Georgia and is only a short drive from I-95.


If you are going near Shellman Bluff, be sure to stop by Speed’s Kitchen – where you will find some of the best seafood on the coast! The link above will tell you more about this place.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

WriteStuff Writers Conference - April 6, 2006

Here's a great one day conference coming up April 6 in Bloomington, IN. I attended two of these last year and can attest to the quality of the conference. Plus I will be a presenter this year, discussing websites and authors. Join us in Bloomington!


From the website:


The 2006 WriteStuff Conference schedule will launch in Bloomington, Indiana at Indiana University on April 6th in the Whittenberger Auditorium, 900 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, Indiana. Auditorium is located in the Indiana Memorial Union Building located within the heart of Indiana University's beautiful campus.

This one-day event will also feature authors from across the Midwest along with, editors, publishers and other celebrities from the entertainment and arts community. This fun, full day event starts at 8:30 a.m. with insightful interviews of special guests conducted in the "Writer's Studio" followed by an interactive audience question and answer period. Afternoon workshops are presented by successful professionals who will instruct and motivate you with an inside look at the real world of writing and publishing.

Seating will be limited to the first 350 registrants and we expect this conference to sell-out quickly. Call 1-800-352-6091 to register or request more information.

More at

Monday, March 13, 2006

Blogging neglect... and San Francisco Writers Conference

My poor neglected blog! It's been a while since I posted and I resolve to do better. At the San Francisco Writers Conference last month, one speaker said if you did not post to your blog every day, it wasn't a blog, it was a diary!

Well, I don't intend to post every day, but I have decided to broaden the subject matter I post here. More on this in later posts.

The SFWC ( was very well organized and presented a wealth of talented speakers. I was impressed with a few things I had not seen at other conferences.

One, each session had a volunteer who was a timekeeper. They would hold up signs showing the presenter that there was 15, 5, 2 minutes left. This kept every session on time!

Second, they recorded each session and had CD's for sale shortly after the session was over. Very fast turnaround! They offered individual session CD's as well as the whole conference as a package. Since they had many session running concurrently, this allowed you to attend one and then listen to another. Nice touch.

That's it for today, see you soon.