Monday, May 11, 2015

Current Scratch: Join Us, Local Event, Member News, Contests, Pipeline, & Just For Fun

Howdy, folks!

Rolling thunder! I hope that these gray skies inspire you to create master works!  Summer is upon us, plan to roll out your most awesome story yet.

Join Us

Join us on May 27, 2015 for discussion, news, and encouragement. Topic TBA. Meet us at Barnes & Noble in College Station. Gentle critique begins at 9:30 a.m. Bring copies of 5 double-spaced pages of your work in progress. Those who have time stay for lunch at a local restaurant. Members and friends welcome!

Local Events

Want to jump start you writing?  Try this. Write Away Day at the Writing Barn in Austin. 

Date(s): May 24, 2015 09:00 AM – May 24, 2015 04:00 PM
Cost: $15
Maximum Class Size: 18
Pay Online: To reserve a spot for May 24th's Write Away Day, please email Lily atwbprogramassistant@gmail.com and an invoice will be issued.

Molly Blaisdell will be holding a 8 week summer workshop called TeensPUBLISH for 7th through 12th graders.  Wednesdays in June and July except July 1.Time: 2:30 to 5:00.   For more info about this event and registration info, please follow this link. 

Member News

Molly Blaisdell's coming of age novel PLUMB CRAZY (Caney Creek Books, 2015) is now available on Amazon as an ebook and in paperback.  Here is the link.



Contest

2016 Helen Sheehan Book Prize from Elephant Rock Books. 

What: unpublished YA manuscripts, only one per author.
Prize: $1000 and ERB Book Contract
Length: Minimum of 50,000 words.
Submission fee: There is a $20 submission fee

For more info. 

PIPELINE 

Interested in what is being acquired by publishing houses. Here is the PW rights report.  Shout out for Texan Don Tate. 



FOR FUN

Daily routines of Famous Creative People.   Who are you like? Check it out.

The story of bees. This might inspire you.  21 days of a bee's life in 60 seconds.  

Here is a three part series with Lloyd Alexander  This charming stuff. How the reality of things is transferred into imaginary.  Here is a link.

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



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