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SCBWI “Letter of Merit”

I won a writing award! Okay–to be more accurate, I received a “Letter of Merit” (sort of like honorable mention) from the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators for their annual Work-In-Progress grant. I am really excited about this! … Continue reading

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How to Form Your Own Critique Group: Step #2

Now that you’ve planned out your group, what’s next? Step #2: Finding Members If you are already part of a large writing group, it may not be too hard to find people to join your group. The now fairly well … Continue reading

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Monsoon Summer

As I’ve said before, I’m not a huge YA chick lit fan, but I really enjoyed Monsoon Summer by Mitali Perkins (another author I met at SCBWI!). This novel is about a teenage girl from California named Jazz (short for … Continue reading

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From Diesel to Bloc 11

I met a writer at the SCBWI NY conference and almost every week since March we have been meeting up and writing together at Diesel Cafe. Finally this week, after many weeks of fighting students for tables near plug points, … Continue reading

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Everyone says that no one reads anymore…is that true?

Can it be true? I don’t know. I still read and look forward to reading, and I’m someone who spends way too much time browsing the web. Even when I was in high school and everyone was starting to go … Continue reading

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NESCBWI Conference

The conference is tomorrow! I’m very excited. I attended the NY SCBWI conference this February and found it very inspiring and educational. I hope this one is just as good but smaller.

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Website

Today I started working on a website. I want to put some of my material on the web and have looked around at other author’s websites for some ideas. I’m a little worried about plagiarism, but someone has to WANT … Continue reading

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Yay! I started a blog.

So I went to the SCBWI writer’s conference in NY today and was inspired to start a new blog. What to write in it is a separate issue.

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