Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Weekly Scratch: Opportunities, Blogging, Tracking

Howdy, folks!  Hope your work is humming.

Don't forget to sign up for the SCBWI-BV Conference. We have an editor, an agent, and world class authors on the slate.  Here is the link. Sign up!  It's going to be fab.

Here's the scoop:  2011 Connections & Craft, November 12, 2011 A&M United Methodist Church
417 University Drive, College Station, TX 77840. Don't miss it.

Check out our own Sherry Garland's blog: In to the Woods We Go.  Some great stuff there about query letters.


Join R.L. Stine for Dinner--FREE at    Tre Trattoria on Thursday, October 6!
Preceeded by: WORKSHOP -Overcoming Writer's Block: An Interactive Writing Workshop for Adults with R.L. Stine

October 6, 2011, 5:00 - 6:15pm
Where: The Magik Theatre++
Cost: $60 seatting limited to 50 participants)    
Registration: Call The Magik Theatre 210.227.27 or go to for more information

Writer Who Care: The 50/50 Project

How does it work? Working with CARE INTERNATIONAL, Writers who CARE: the 50/50 PROJECT will allow anyone who makes a donation of $50.00 to submit 50 pages double-spaced of a work-in-progress for a 1-2 page critique by one of the participating authors.  All donators wishing a critique must have access to e-mail and the Internet for correspondence with a published author in order to qualify. Authors and donators will be matched on a first come, first serve basis as long as slots are open. The project is also open to those wishing simply to make a donation to this worthy cause. 

Local Conference --The Dean of Faculties and Associate Provost is proud to announce and invite you to attend the 2011 CALLALOO CONFERENCE, which will take place at Texas A&M University (College Station, October 12-14) and The Menil Collection (Houston, TX), October 15, 2011. This event is free and open to the general public.  If you attend this international conference you will be delighted and inspired by  some of the best artists and intellectuals currently living in the United States. For additional information about Callaloo and the 2011 CALLALOO CONFERENCE, visit:

Registration is open now for summer classes and workshops at Gemini Ink in San Antonio.

The Founder's Workshops at the the Highlights Foundation were not "highlighted" at our Schmooze.


Some link to useful tools to help you blog:


Interested in some free submission tracking software? Check out SONAR.

Want a submisson tracking app for you iPad or iPhone?  Try Story Tracker.

A basic tracking spread sheet. Downloadable.

The views expressed here are my own, and not necessarily those of the SCBWI.

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