I've gone to the Superstars Writing Seminar for some years now. It's a unique seminar, as it focuses not on craft (for the most part), but the business of writing: the state of the industry, what techniques and price points work best, how to best promote yourself, and the technical procedures of getting published (both indie and traditional routes).
As I type up my final notes from the seminar today and plan out my calendar for the next year - project deadlines, wishful thinking, etc. - I've been acknowledging some things. The shortest version is that while I'm sure I would have always pursued publication in some form or another, there's no question that without this seminar, I'd be doing it with far less confidence and expertise. Many thanks, folks. Many thanks. #SWS17