SCBWI Nuggets

     This weekend I attended the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators conference in New York.  It was fantastic on many levels.  There was a “blog team” following all the events, and you can re-live the conference through their posts at

     I was delighted to find this morning that when I sat down to write my basic impressions of the conference, it came out as a haiku:

Fantastic City
Inspiring Keynote Speakers
Read, Critique, Revise

Some other juicy nuggets from the weekend~

Timing is everything
Write to touch a heart, soul, or funny bone
Write the story only you can write
Have a HOOK
Readers go where the tension is
Every supporting character should have their own rich inner life
Everything you do informs your work

Two fellow conference attendees, headed home to write!

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