Saturday, August 13, 2011

Weekly Scratch: The Truth, Plot, WriteOnCon

Howdy, folks!  It's hot outside. No question! I've been off to LA for the SCBWI Summer Conference. Here is a nice write up in PW about the conference. Good times for sure. But now it's time to roll up the sleeves and get ready for the next stuff coming. Work is good.

Remember, the Mini-Retreat is around the corner. SCBWI Saturday: A Mini-Retreat to Inspire Your Writing Voice is on Aug. 27, 2011, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It's located at Arts Council of the Brazos Valley, 2275 Dartmouth St., College Station, TX. SCBWI Brazos Valley Children’s Literature Book Club co-coordinators, Jacqueline Gramann and Alicia Clay O’Neill, will team up and present A Mini-Retreat to Inspire Your Writing Voice. They are combining their professional backgrounds to inform and inspire beginning and seasoned writers. Jacqueline and Alicia will present new ways to look at writing for children and have several writing exercises to unlock your writing obstacles.

We also have a Schmooze: Schmooze: How to Format a Manuscript with Liz Mertz. She will explain
standard formatting for manuscripts and why is it important at the College Station Barnes and Noble. Critiques start a 9:30. 

Follow this link to learn more about the upcoming SCBWI Brazos Valley Conference.  Check out Martha Mihalick's website: Martha Mihalick's Curiosities from a Children's Book Editor.  Martha is a speaker at the upcoming conference SCBWI BV conference.


Have you ever wondered how much a children's book editor makes?  Here's an article from GalleyCat that offers some insider info. 


Want to read a good book about plotting. Seasoned children's author Chris Eboch offers a new book called ADVANCED PLOTTING.  Check it out.  Here is a blog that talks about plotting a series. Check it out too.


Sad that you did not get to go to LA.  Here is a deal for you: WRITEONCON! A free conference from August 16 to August 18. 

Oh, this is hot summer. I hope that is reflected in your writing. Back soon with more scratch..  

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