FRW Cruise Days 4-5
Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on January 28, 2011
FRW 2011 CRUISE CONFERENCE
DAY 4: At Sea
Sunday, January 23, 2011
I missed the early morning talk on a history of contraception but I tuned in to Linda Conrad’s workshop on Write an Emotion Packed Ending. Then I gave my own Mystery Writing 101 workshop where I taught How to Write a Whodunit. More workshops filled the afternoon until we sadly reached the finale, a keynote speech by NY Times bestseller Heather Graham. Heather mentioned the New Orleans writers conference that she sponsors every Labor Day weekend then she went on to share anecdotes about her career.
The Captain’s cocktail party loosened us up and had us dancing in the aisles of the Criterion Lounge. Then we were off to get ready for dinner. Dinner: Grilled salmon, Baked Alaska for dessert.
DAY 5: Port of Miami
As we got stuck in traffic coming out of the port, we noticed a lot of police cars. We neared the big arena along the waterfront and saw a whole congregation of officers in dress uniform, some on horses, and men in dark suits. Funeral, I figured. I learned later that two young officers had been shot and killed in the line of duty. Very sad. We passed another motor cavalcade as we veered onto I-95. Traffic was tied up in both directions. And thus ended the cruise conference. Everyone had a fabulous time, met their goals, and got educated in a relaxed setting.
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