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SCBWI Summer Conference from home

Check-in: No writing today. As I finished my revision yesterday and have been feeling under the weather, I decided to not set my alarm and sleep in. Guess what? I woke up at 4:30, then 6:30 and got up at 7:30. So much for sleeping in. 🙂

But I haven’t been far from writing. I’ve been enjoying keeping in touch with what’s going on at the SCBWI Summer conference on its blog. Children’s Writers & Illustrators Market editor Alice Pope is leading a blog team that’s blogging live from the show and they’ve delivered up some great posts. Thanks Alice and your great team!

I went to the SCBWI Summer conference two years ago and it was a fantastic experience. It’s a huge, sprawling event but the people are all nice and excited about the same thing — children’s books.

Here’s some of my favorite posts so far from the SCBWI Conference blog:

Author Eve Bunting talked about the importance of emotion in a story in her Creating an Extraordinary Picture Book Panel.

Author Karen Cushman talked about how writers help each other.

Disney/Hyperion senior editor Ari Lewin discussed what their editors do and says she focuses on the writing not the pitch when she receives a manuscript.

Author Linda Sue Park talked about point of view in her Scene Building Workshop part 1 and part 2.

And my favorite from the show so far, author Sherman Alexie talks about how books can change lives.

Enjoy, and let me know which parts of the conference you’re enjoying the most, whether in person or from home.

Write On!

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