Fun times at the Baltimore Writers' Conference

During the weekend, I had a chance to finally attend the Baltimore Writers' Conference. There had been times in the past when I was thinking about going to one, but I could never fit it into my schedule. Luckily, I think I picked a pretty decent one to attend. First, it happened to be at Towson University, where I attend grad school. Second, there was a pretty good crowd of people there, all of whom seemed like qualified members of the writing profession. Finally, I had a chance to talk to some pretty cool people, including Gregg Wilhelm from the CityLit Project, travel writer L. Peat O'Neil, literary agent Shannon O'Neill and Mohamed Mughal, the author of "Resolution 786." I will admit, though, that a fair amount of the information I heard was stuff I already knew. But the writing business is a lot about who you know, and not necessarily just what you know.