I had a wonderful time at the BWRC 2001. First of all, it was an honor to meet and exchange information with so many people because each of us participate in similar functions as far as promoting writers and books. I felt a kinship that is immeasurable. Secondly, you get more than your money’s worth in regards to the workshops. Each one seemed designed to cover just about every aspect of the publishing industry and/or a writer’s concerns such as: generating book publicity, preparing a book proposal; pitching your story idea; the job of an editor and the various types of editing, etc. No matter which workshop you attended, you were going to come out of there knowing something you didn’t know before. The hotel accommodations were excellent. It was just a great atmosphere, lots of laughing, bonding, sharing, and getting that personal touch with people in a way you won’t get when you’re talking to them via e-mail and chat rooms. In summary, the BWRC is our opportunity to ask questions of those people whose books we’ve read. At first we may feel a little intimidated by these celebrated writers, however, we soon learn that they are people too, they’re passionate about their craft and the business, and they are there to share and to help others, and that’s what it’s all about. I had a great time and am definitely looking forward to the next.