Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Current Scratch: Join Us, Author Visit, Awards, Contest, Tips, BV Schedule, & Inspiration

Howdy folks! Yes, winter is upon us, but don't fret. We live in Texas. The weather will improve. So, cuddle under a warm blanket, get cozy, and be productive! Write. Illustrate. Revise. Spring will bloom before you know it.


January Schmooze: 01/29/2014  Nuts & Bolts of Writing for Children & Teens
10:00 am - 11:00 am, Barnes & Noble, College Station TX. After the meeting, join the group for lunch.

03/22/2014 SCBWI Saturday Workshop Martha Wells: Writing Speculative Fiction for Kids & Teens
10 am - 12  pm  Arts Council of Brazos Valley, 2275 Dartmouth, College Station TX
Martha will offer her expert overview of speculative fiction, including tips, resources, exercises and practical advice. Bring your questions for a time of Q&A. Copies of Martha’s books will be available for purchase—cash or check or only. Registration: $20 for SCBWI members or $25 for non-members. Seating is limited. Please let us know you are coming by emailing brazosvalley@scbwi.org and then paying at the door. We look forward to seeing you!

Children's Literature Book Club: January Reading List: My Father's Daughter (Father's Arcane Daughter) by E. L. Konigsburg, Locomotive by Brian Floca (PB), Details about this year’s CLBC will be coming soon. We are planning to meet on January 30th. Bring Brian Floca PBs to share.


Don't miss out! A New York Times Bestselling YA Author comes to College Station! Rachel Caine will appear at the Ringer Library on Feb. 11th from 4-6 p.m. to promote her new book PRINCE OF SHADOWS, a retelling of Romeo and Juliet. Rachel Caine is the author of the popular Morganville Vampires series and more than forty novels. Call the library for further details 979-764-3416.


Way to go, DiCamillo, Floca, and Sedgwick!


Polish it! Consider entering the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest.


12 Tips for revising.


BV Event Lineup for 2014


And last, but certainly not least, an inspiring video of 17 year-old Sam Berns and his "Philosophy on a Happy Life". You don't want to miss this TEDxMidAtlantic talk with an incredible and wise young man.

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

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