A number of years ago, I attended a workshop given by Dean Wesley Smith–a two-part session at the Surrey International Writers Conference. It was incredibly inspiring, and in many ways it was truly a game-changer for me.
But, while his talk gave me a number of things to aspire to, it also highlighted the differences between our respective experience and situations, demonstrating several points at which I would need to diverge from the methods he used on his path to success.
If you’ve visited his fabulous blog, you’ll know that DWS is very persuasive–and he’s even more so in person. His presence is friendly, humorous, accessible and in all immensely personable.