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Swanwick 2015 continued


What could be a better start to the day than a meditation session by the lake before breakfast. If my alarm clock hadn’t failed to go off, I might even have made it.

As it was, I had the usual hearty breakfast and then went to the first part of John Lamont’s ‘Succeed on Purpose’ course, which was very inspiring. It was serious stuff, but John could make the driest subject entertaining and I’m already looking forward to Part 2.

Before and after lunch, I attended travel writing sessions by Roy Devereux. Unfortunately, due to technical issues, the second part had to be cut short. Not only was that disappointing, but it means that my fingers will be permanently crossed until it’s time for my own course tomorrow, which will be taking place in the same room!

The Swanwick Facebook group got together during the tea break to discuss the way ahead. Watch this space!

The evening speaker was Mario Reading, who gave us a lot of information about his own successes and failures, the latter being greatly overshadowed by the former. His Anti-Christ trilogy – The Nostradamus Prophecy, The Mayan Codex and The Third Anti-Christ – for example, has sold more than a million copies in 38 countries! Mario, very unenthusiastic about the rise in self publishing, stressed the importance of literary agents in general and, in particular, their expertise in selling foreign rights.

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