1-For every ten dollars spent on books at the BYU bookstore, you get a voucher for a basketball game. (I came home with 17.)
2- Snap! Ferrero Raffello Coconut Almond Treats are out of this world.
4-That Dashner Dude can really work a room.
5-The Utah writer talent pool is very, very deep.
6-My geek rating is higher than I thought.
7-It is possible to laugh tears of joy for three straight hours.
8-Apparently, Wii Fit Yoga gives the participant a score. I won't even go there.
9-There is still a cool kids table, I am still not on it.
10- If you don't sell your book, nobody else will.
11-False modesty is for fools.
12. Even if an incredibly famous author says that he/she loved your stuff and would do everything possible to help you get published, doesn't mean they will actually remember who you are six months later after you've finished said book.
13. You can wait years for a publisher to bite. When they do, set the hook as quickly as possible.
14. The story happens for the reader in the white space between the words.
And finally, since the LTUE didn't cost me a dime,
15. The best things in life really are Free.