Friday, November 14, 2014

Current Scratch: Join Us, Local Events, News, Contest, Thoughts

Hi, folks!  Keep going NANOWRIMO participants! Brrr. It's cold here. I hope the weather is helping you hunker down and writing a book.  

First up, we will be back with Schmoozes in 2015. Our first meeting: January 28, at 9 a.m. at the College Station Barnes and Noble. 

Meanwhile, consider joining us for our Annual Holiday Party!
December 2, 2014
Carino's in College Station
6:30 p.m. 


A half day of Writing Instruction and Discussion

Saturday, November 15, 2014 / Free & Open to the Public

The Robertson County Carnegie Library is honored to host Texas Writes, a statewide program founded and administered by the Writers’ League of Texas that brings accomplished authors to rural libraries for a half day of workshops and panel discussions, featuring New York Times bestselling novelist Doug Dorst and award-winning novelist Nan Cuba.


Hachette and Amazon resolve dispute. Click here for the full story in NY Times. 

The problem of digital piracy. Wattpad piracy


The Highlights Foundation contest is around the corner. Do you like mystery stories? This might connect with you. Try this year's Highlights Fiction Contest. 


At Highland Park High School in Dallas, parents must now give permission for their child to read the classics. Read about it in Dallas, News.

Here are ten author talks from Ted. If you have time, this will lift you in fabulous ways.  

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