The In Your Write Mind Conference at Seton Hill University

A curious person by nature, I’ve often wondered about other people’s experiences at writers conferences. Are there places where clicks and niches reign supreme, like High School? Is there a true collaborative effort to help others, as well as themselves, succeed? Do people dress up like their favorite authors just to see if anyone notices?

Being the very lucky person that I am, I found someone willing to share a tidbit of his experience and I had to share. Hopefully you’ll appreciate this little glimpse into an author’s life.


A little over a week ago I went back to Seton Hill, where I earned my MFA, and attended the In Your Write Mind Conference. The conference is held every year during the last week of June. It starts on Thursday and ends on Sunday. That’s four days, but those four days go by way too fast, for me at least. I always feel like the conference is just getting started when it’s all over and it’s time to go home. As is usually the case, it took me this long to get back to normal and fully recovered from those four unbelievable days. So this year I thought about what makes this conference so different from any other writing conference, why it goes by so quickly, or better yet, why it takes so long for me to get my feet back on the ground.

Yes, it’s true. Seton Hill…

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About Janice Grove

Among other things, I'm the Author of the book, "The Rain Song" - the first in a mini-series of six books, each one named after a Led Zeppelin song. "The Rain Song" is currently available for sale on Amazon as well as many bricks and morter book stores, while the others are written and waiting very impatiently to be edited and ready to go to print. I have a wonderful family who understands better than I do when I call one of them by a character's name, forget what room I was walking into and why, and yes... go off in my own little world when a scene or dialogue just won't let me go.
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