Just a quick note: I'll be presenting at this year's Wyo Writers conference in Lander, Wyoming. I am very excited to help out and see old friends.
This small but powerful conference is in Lander, WY on June 5th - 7th. I attended two years ago, and really liked how the smaller crowd allowed me time to interact with agents and faculty.
I wound up sitting next to a NY Times Bestselling author (the keynote speaker), and had no idea who he was. We talked about short stories and their importance in world-building for larger works.
Anyway, if you want to wait in line and be a number, go to a big writer's conference. If you want to join a community, come to Wyoming. You never know who you'll wind up sitting next to.