I’ve never been to any type of writing festival.
Over the last year or so, I’ve read many a blog post about all of you attending writing festivals and so I’ve decided that this is the year I’m finally going to take the plunge and attend one.
At least one.
In July, we have the Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate. We live an hour or so drive away from Harrogate and have decided to journey north to check it out. As I’m a wannabe crime writer, this seems the most appropriate one to attend and it’ll give me a chance to check out how others are approaching their work and pick up some tips.
Some big names are in attendance as usual. Val McDermid is the festival chair and Kate Atkinson and Lee Child amongst others will be in attendance.
Before that, Doncaster will host the Steampunk festival and as the esteemed Mr Craig Hallam is the official Man of Words (I need to ask what this means) I will swing by Doncaster, a short drive up the road, to lend him my support. And, lets face facts, see people dressed up in their Steampunk finery. 🙂
As a newbie, what should I expect?
Why do you attend a writing festival?
This is my H post for the A to Z Blogging Challenge. A list of all my A to Z Blogging Challenge posts are to be found here.
My pictures for today are from Castle Howard. Obviously a little license to focus on the Howard. This is where they films Brideshead Revisited.