Monday, September 26, 2011

SCBWI Carolinas

So I went to the SCBWI Carolinas conference this past weekend. It was awesome! Very inspiring, informative, and lots of fun. My first one ever, though I have been to three other writer's conferences that weren't SCBWI. I rubbed elbows with agents, editors, and authors. And lots and lots of fellow writers. Here are a few points I took away:
  1. Dude, write what you want.
  2. Write what you know...to be TRUE.
  3. Connect with your readers through character and emotion.
  4. Voice is attitude, character, and emotion.
  5. 90% of all submissions are discarded within the first three pages.
Writers never quit. We might "quit a manuscript" temporarily. Or even stop writing for ten years, but if you are a writer, you WILL return! 

I am proud to say, "I AM A WRITER!" Are you?

Keep on keepin' on...

4 comments:

  1. Sounds like an awesome time! I love how going to conferences makes you feel so excited and renewed in energy. Thanks for letting a little of that enthusiasm rub off here. :)

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  2. You're welcome. I hope it pushes me through to the end of the year.

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  3. Sounds like the conference was worthwhile. I love going to SCBWI conferences when I get the chance. One of these years I'm going to get to the one in NYC in February! I always find them inspiring and return full of enthusiasm to get back to work :)

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