Conferences connect us with writers and other lovers of the written word. We critique each other, encourage each other, and share tips to take away that keep us focused on the creative spark we must nurture to bring our stories and characters to life.  My sincere gratitude to Jen Karsbeck of #Foreword Literary Agency for sharing solid words of advice and encouragement free to all at a Friday night workshop. Thank you to the tenacious visionaries at the #Midwest Writing Center for getting it right every year.  Congratulations at closing the books on another outstanding #David R. Collins Writers’ Conference.