I Took Way Too Many Notes at the Colorado Gold Conference


  1. Julie Luek
    Julie Luek September 26, 2013 at 7:58 am .

    Oh Pat, I LOVE that picture of you with the hat. Look at you all ready for a fancy tea engagement!

    Thank you for the synopsis of your experience with the conference. I want to go next year more than ever. What a great variety of topics. I’m so glad it was a fulfilling and successful experience for you.

    1. Patricia Stoltey
      Patricia Stoltey September 26, 2013 at 9:15 am .

      I hope you do get to go next year, Julie. You will come away ready to write down the bones…(and for anyone who wonders what the heck that means, you need to read Natalie Goldberg’s “Writing Down the Bones.”

  2. Karen Duvall
    Karen Duvall September 26, 2013 at 1:47 pm .

    I didn’t attend as many workshops as I’d wanted to mainly because I spent so much time catching up with friends. :) It’s tough to combine a reunion with a conference every year, but I make it work. I know I can get the recordings of sessions I missed.

    I should have made my cover design workshop 2 hours instead of 1 because I only had time to cover half of what I’d planned, but at least I got through all the slides. Maybe next year I’ll do a longer one if the workshop is approved. :)

    1. Patricia Stoltey
      Patricia Stoltey September 26, 2013 at 2:16 pm .

      You crammed a lot of information into that 50 minutes, Karen. I learned a lot about cover design, and since I have no skills in this area, I’ll be in touch when I get my little anthology ready to publish.

  3. Julie Kazimer
    Julie Kazimer September 26, 2013 at 1:54 pm .

    I wish I could’ve gone to all of those. I’m so jealous now. Thanks for the excellent recap, and rubbing it in that I missed some great stuff, especially Karen’s workshop. I had no idea that was the latest trend. Next conference I’m just going to follow you around.

    1. Patricia Stoltey
      Patricia Stoltey September 26, 2013 at 2:19 pm .

      Hi Julie — I wish I could say I caught the best of the best, but I’ve heard a lot of great things about the sessions I missed too. If only we could clone ourselves and attend all the workshops… Ordering the CDs is a great option, but being there in person is even better.

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