Having an exciting time taking the Master Class in fiction writing at UCLA! It’s a nine-month, 30-week (with residency). Very proud to have been chosen (only 8 per year are chosen).
If you are interested check it out here.
I’ll be at the SCBWI summer conference in August. See everyone there!
Update: It was a great conference with an spectacular artist showcase. So glad to have seen so many new and old acquaintances.
The 2017 SCBWI Summer Conference this year is going to be packed with amazing speakers and panels. Agents like Jennifer Laughran and Alexandra Penfold, as well as editors like Bethany BuckZareen Jaffery, and Kendra Levin will be there. Keynotes by awesome writers like Kwame Alexander and Laurie Halse Anderson.
Even better, it’s at the JW Marriot at LA Live! I can’t wait and will attend. Dates are July 7-9. Look forward to seeing friends, writers, and editors there.
Check out more info at: https://www.scbwi.org/events/46th-annual-summer-conference-in-los-angeles-la17/
Lu Kondor is now a member of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. AWP provides community, opportunities, ideas, news and advocacy for writers and teachers of writing.
AWP provides support and advocacy with their podcast series on writing and making a living as a writer as well as other topics such as women writers, gender in writing, and finding voice.
Details at https://www.awpwriter.org/
To feed my creative side, I’ll be at the SCBWI conference this year in August. If you are interested here’s the link. I’m excited to see everyone there!
My technical communication web site has been updated and has it’s own URL, www.lukondor.com. I now also have a separate creative writing site at www.lakondor.com. Both sights are similar yet different in content. I’ll be adding more content in the future to my creative writing site. To this site, I’ve added new pages including statement on the importance of technical communication.
I’ve also added a tab at the top for Academics & Learning (contains links to the CSUDH certificate program) which has a FAQ page to the top questions I’m asked by students on technical writing and the program at CSUDH.
I’ve been blogging lately. On my creative writing blog, Zen Word of Creative Writing, I’ve posted a tip I use to capture my ideas anytime.
I am also going to blog at CSUDH faculty blog. MY current post will be about keeping students engaged in online courses. The link for California State University Dominguez Hills is at http://www.csudh.edu/ When I have the link for the faculty blog I’ll post.
Taking a break from my editing of a YA novel I am writing to catch up on some personal projects. Mainly a family cookbook and memoir based on my childhood and how everyone in my family got together over food, especially at the holidays. I’m also catching up on my photography, which is to say capturing as many beautiful blooms as possible at Descanso Gardens. It’s my favorite place to think of new stories and take my laptop to write when I need inspiration. The blooms are beautiful now.