SCBWI Writers’ Conference Wisdom

I recently attended the SCBWI regional writers’ conference near Fredricksburg, Maryland.  There was a packed house of eager writers scribbling notes, hoping to absorb great wisdom from a few goddesses of the publishing world.  In case you didn’t make it, I...

I Guess I Always Knew

Yesterday, I read a great post on Freshly Pressed by Susan on her blog Three Cats on a Sofa.  It is called Letter to My Past Self.  I contemplated her idea.  What would I write to give the younger me more insight and more direction? While I like the idea, it struck me...

10 Great Blogs for Children’s Writers

Here is a list of a few of my go-to blogs when I’m looking for fresh and interesting information, news, and tips for writing and blogging. If you’re looking for even more, check out the blogger’s blog roll and see who they like to follow.  Leave a...

SCBWI Writers Conference

There’s lots of action at the SCBWI Writers Conference going on now in New York City.  If you didn’t get there this year, you can still glean all of the great information from the speakers with up to the minute blogs and tweets. The SCBWI Conference Blog...

Writing from Childhood Memories

Our childhood experience shapes our adult world.  As a children’s writer, I find myself drawing on what I remember feeling or people I remember meeting or memories of certain quirky things.  With 6 kids in the family, we had more than our share of interesting...
5 Children’s Writing Contests

5 Children’s Writing Contests

[Revised in 2020] For authors who write children’s and YA stories, here are a few upcoming children’s writing contests to use for gaining valuable experience and building your writing platform! Adventure Writers Competition The Adventure Writers Competition...

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