There are writing conferences--but they are really more for socializing, networking, selling, and learning. Nothing wrong with those things! Love 'em! But is there time at Bouchercon or Malice Domestic or Killer Nashville for actually writing?
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Then...(yes, there's more)...There are ways to completely engulf yourself in the story you are writing. I'm talking about living like your characters. Research can only take you so far, but have you ever tried living like a citizen of Victorian England? Or perhaps, to keep it related, you'd like to experience the charms of a Steampunk lifestyle...
What have you done for yourself and your writing lately? Have you devoted space or time or even money to your craft?