January 27, 2011

What Happened to Your Book Today?

Another day of writing? Does it really matter? Is your book making a difference? Author Kate Messner want you to know - it does! Kate is the author of numerous novels and picture books. And she has written a brilliant blog post titled, "What Happened To Your Book Today?". A gentle reminder that somewhere our book is warming the heart of a child, telling a kid they are are not alone, eliciting a giggle, shared by chubby hands and a parent's heart. Your book may not win awards, but it's turned a reluctant reader into a voracious reader or been wrapped in birthday paper and chosen carefully as the perfect gift. Yes, your writing does indeed matter.

January 18, 2011

NY SCBWI Conference

Are you going to the annual NY SCBWI conference? It promises to be a fantastic event, filled with agents/editors galore and great writing tips from inspiring authors. Today's SCBWI Team Blog interview: Advice on Critiques from Editors and Agents. Check out the interview so you'll know how to get the most from your valuable critique.

January 2, 2011

Feelng the Pain of Rejection? Laurie Halse Anderson Understands . ..

Now I know it's the start of a brand new year, and I probably shouldn't speak of rejection, but Laurie Halse Anderson understands your pain. Laurie is the author of Speak, Fever 1793 and other great novels. This wonderful article speaks to the pain of rejection, but also the inspiration to move past and continue forward. And isn't moving forward what the New Year celebrations are all about? Happy New Year and happy writing!