Monday, July 18, 2011

Weekly Scratch: Perfect Pitch, Rejection Dictionary

Howdy, folks! SCBWI Brazos Valley has some events coming.  First, on July 27 at the College Station Barnes and Noble at 10:00 a.m., author Sherry Garland will offer tricks of writing winning query and cover letters.

Don't forget the upcoming mini-retreat! SCBWI Saturday: A Mini-Retreat to Inspire Your Writing Voice on Aug. 27, 2011, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley (2275 Dartmouth St., College Station, TX).Cost: Free. Offered by Brazos Valley Children’s Literature Book Club co-coordinators, Jacqueline Gramann and Alicia Clay O’Neill. More info is on the website.

Mark your calendars! Our annual conference registration -- Connections and Craft 2011: Writing for hildren and Adults -- is about to open. The conference will be held at A&M United Methodist Church on November 12, 2011  Keep checking the website for more information.

Perfect Pitch

Wonder how to avoid "I'm out of town" syndrome.   Check out this article and learn the worst time to pitch a book.

The 2011 Backspace Agent-Author Seminar is November 3 and 4, 2011. This conference offers an interesting take on how to break into the business.  

Want to pitch your book and don't know whether it is high concept or not? Author Lori Wilde offers some thoughts about that.

Rejection Dictionary

Ever wonder how to decode a rejection? Here ia a post over at ADVENTURES IN CHILDREN'S PUBLISHING and  The Writer's Rejection Dictionary.

Dog days of summer.  More scratch next week.

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