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Conference Takeaways–Engage Your Readers

compiled by Kristi Wright In August, many of our members attended our regional SCBWI Agents Day in the San Francisco Bay Area. We came away with many ideas about craft and nuggets wisdom. We’ve compiled some of our insights from the conference for you here. We hope they inspire you in your own writing! From […]

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We writers write and read all year round. Even when we’re taking a break from everyday life. What’s better than a beach vacation with a good book? Or sitting on a porch in the mountains with a notebook in hand? But we all need a break sometimes, even from writing. I took a three-week vacation […]

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As middle grade writers, it’s often difficult to get substantial feedback from industry professionals on our work. Here are five opportunities that give you more feedback than the average conference critique: Rutgers One-on-One Plus Date: October 21, 2017 Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey Application Deadline: June 27, 2017 http://ruccl.org/conference/about-one-on-one-plus.html http://ruccl.org/application/conference-application.html The One-on-One Plus pairs each […]

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In early March, many of our members attended the our regional SCBWI conference at Asilomar conference center near Monterey, CA. In addition to a windswept beach for inspirational walks, the conference offered an amazing faculty as well as time to hang out with other writers in person. The theme was Find the Heart In Your […]

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by Becky Levine I don’t do resolutions. They stress me out and actually reduce my productivity. But I certainly, around this time of year, take a look at what I’ve been doing and muse about whether there are any ways I want to shift those things around. Do I want to reset a pattern that […]

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As a reader, I’m thankful for the versatility of books. They are an escape, an exploration of an unfamiliar world, a way to see myself and my world from a distance, a way to imagine what it’s like to be in another person’s skin. This fall I read R.J. Palacio’s Wonder to my eleven-year-old son. […]

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