I was at the annual Life, The Universe, and Everything writing conference in Provo for the last few days.
LTUE isn’t a con in the normal sense. There is very little fannish stuff. It’s mostly writing for writers by writers. Some panels can be a little artsy and fannish, but mostly they tend to be writers giving nuts and bolts advice about the business.
If you are an aspiring writer, or currently writing and trying to improve your skills, I highly recommend it. I’ve been every year since 2009. Also, it’s comparatively super cheap.
The guest list is always excellent, with a lot of really talented people to learn from (and sometimes disagree with, but even that is educational).
Plus, on the personal side it is a lot of fun because friends come in from all over the country. This year there were a bunch of folks I know from Texas and Florida who flew in (over the last couple of years, we’ve started having a miniature LibertyCon West contingent to hang out with).
I’d encourage you to check out LTUE. As far as writing education goes, its the best bang for the buck out there.
12 thoughts on “Back from LTUE”
It was great to see you and the lovely Mrs. Correia again! Even better, Peter came away from a panel muttering something about secondary forces, and of course that’s what was missing in the next book… and there was much typing that followed.
Larry, it was a great pleasure getting to meet you at LTUE this weekend, and well worth the not-as-amusing 18+ hour drive home! (Bad weather, road closures due to accidents, etc.) Thankfully Tom Stranger (and Adam Baldwin) helped to make it a much more enjoyable journey than it could have been. I look forward to having the opportunity to chat more, and serve on other panels with you again! Cheers!
It was nice to meet you. I sent our mutual friend that message. He was happy to see you, said something about it felt like decades. 😀
Excellent! Thank you… and I think it HAS been decades now, LOL!
It was fun to see you, the Mrs., and Correia 2.0. Good times and learning occurred, so it’s all good (and a tax write off) 🙂
It was great to meet you, my wife is very excited to get back into writing and you are a big part of that. LTUE was fantastic and we are going to be bringing our daughter and son and a couple family friends with us next year.
I’ve heard nothing but good things and I’m SUPER bummed I missed it and the potential of actually meeting you there this year.
BUT. I’ll be there next year. This I vow. Should be super easy since I freaking live here now.
I was there, had a great time, and got about three problems solved for the novel I’m working on. I saw you several times, but you were always surrounded by other people.
I hate to interrupt I got lucky though at the end of a panel got to talk to him for a minute was stupid enough to forget to ask if I could get a picture of him and me and my wife but there is always next year I guess
Larry, I had a great time talking to you and meeting your family. Your panels were informative and the Kaffeeklatch was loads of fun. Keep doing what you’re doing, posting cool pictures of guns, and going to LTUE. Hope to see you there again next year!
Sounds interesting. Always wanted to visit Utah. Pity the conference is already over. Maybe next year.
It’s totally worth it. Last year I had a friend who was touring the con circuit show up. He’d been to all the major cons that year for something he was writing on them (article series or something), from Worldcon to Comic con, and he concluded at the end of the three days that LTUE was the funnest, most useful, and friendliest con he’d been to.