Loved this conference on the weekend.
The absolute highlight of the CYA conference for me was catching up with new and old writing friends, and seeing many of them successfully place in the competitions. The absolute look of joy on their faces as they were rewarded for their efforts in working on their craft and then having the courage to submit their stories were priceless. Four Write Linkers placed this year, Jacqui Halpin, Rachelle Sadler, Leslee Hewson, and Danielle Freeland (who placed twice). A big congratulations to Jacqui for her first placing, and she had a placing last year as well.
The cheer from the Write Linkers as each of their writing buddies went up to accept their certificate was loud and joyous. Another friend from the Rainforest Writing Retreat Georgina Ballantine, also received a first place in her category, and I was so, so happy we had a chance to chat during the morning tea…
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