And that's true for anyone who creates anything - popularity and quality aren't always the same #WDS2014 July 14th, 7:38 am
What I was trying to say was the book I'm, or any authentic writer, is proudest of might not be the book I'm most famous for #wds2014 July 14th, 7:34 am
@JeffGoins thank you sir - hope to meet you next time July 14th, 7:30 am
@joelzaslofsky cool to meet you - I look forward to the spreadsheet and learning about your book July 14th, 7:30 am
@lanekennedy your welcome - thx for being a great audience July 14th, 1:04 am
@eliseblaha we need to chat - I changed my presentation because if you :) July 14th, 1:02 am
@temafrank yes - ill be at the closing party but a little late July 14th, 1:01 am
@thejenmoff that's a great quote July 14th, 1:01 am
@rachelwhalley thanks :) July 14th, 12:25 am
Hi #wds2014 my friends on the trapeze did not jump (think about narrative bias if it bothered you not to know) thanks for being a fun crowd July 14th, 12:25 am
@problogger thanks - it'd be fun to meet you - hope to get the chance July 13th, 10:52 pm
@JadahSellner Thanks for filling in the missing bits - post updated :) Look forward to meeting you (at the speakers dinner?) July 13th, 4:35 pm
@RickClemons sure - lets try to meet up tomorrow. I'll be around all day and at the closing party. July 13th, 6:44 am
Hey #WDS2014 Who is headed to the cruise? Want to meetup and walk over? July 13th, 1:21 am
@ttorres same here - fun chatting with you July 12th, 10:17 pm
@debbieweil not sure - I had to head out July 12th, 9:36 pm
If you're looking for the authors meetup at #wds2014 - we're at the entrance of the farmers market closest to the theater July 12th, 7:31 pm
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