Thursday, February 4, 2010

Top Takeaways from SCBWI NY 2010

I had an amazing time at the SCBWI NY 2010 conference. Being surrounded by people who share a passion for writing and illustrating for kids is energizing. There is no better complete rundown of the conference than the SCBWI Team Blog, but here are a few gems I gathered.

Strive for the small unexpected moments that surprise you as you write. ~Libba Bray

Re social networking: Be yourself because everyone else is taken. ~Jenn Bailey

Feel what's happening in your story as you're writing it. If you're not, the scene isn't working. ~Jacqueline Woodson

Draw or write every day for the fun of putting ink on paper. ~Jim Benton

Be professional, and remember your job as a writer is to write. ~Sheldon Fogelman

Never give up. ~Jane Yolen

Words for the writer to live by for sure.

3 comments:

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Great quotes! Thanks for that. I so envy all the bloggers giving their wrap ups. Sounds like a great conference.

Susan said...

And I look forward to hearing news about the April conference in Barrie! :)

Lizann Flatt said...

Yes, it was TerryLynn. And we're working on April's details, Susan. Maybe in a week....??