Monthly Archives: January 2013

Writing Exercise #5 and Conference Challenge #1: Unhappily Ever After

Happy Thursday, everyone! Okay, for those of you who have attended a SCBWI MD/DE/WV conference before, and for those who have noticed that our 20th Anniversary Conference and Celebration is almost … yikes! … eight weeks away, you know what … Continue reading

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Power Munching: Michelle Ray

Ice. Rain. Cold. January is definitely the month for comfort food. Eating a hearty bowl of soup and some warm bread on a snowy winter evening is the next best thing to wrapping yourself up in your favorite comforter. Are you … Continue reading

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Writing Exercise Week 4: Jack it up!

Happy Friday, everyone! Right now, I’m looking out the window at all the snow, snow, icky snow. Blah. I hate snow. I still have to run, though, since I’m training for a half-marathon in February, but when the weather looks like this? I’m on … Continue reading

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Conference & Critique Tips

Happy Tuesday, everyone! I’m so excited about our upcoming 20th Anniversary Celebration on March 23, 2013! One reason is because my youngest son and I are super-huge TA Barron fans, and I plan on being front row and center to hear him … Continue reading

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Writing Exercise Week 3: Busting down the brick wall

For this week’s exercise, I’m pulling inspiration from a wonderful quote by Randy Pausch, author of THE LAST LECTURE. “Brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are … Continue reading

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Random Pearls: Amie Rose Rotruck

Hello! After a lovely springtime tease, winter is back. It’s cold, rainy and icy in our region tonight. I hope you all are hunkered down and warm, pounding away at the keyboard or reading a wonderful book. As for me, … Continue reading

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Registration for 20th Anniversary Conference now open!

This year we are happy to combine our annual spring conference with the 20th Anniversary celebration of our MD/DE/WV SCBWI region! When:  Saturday, March 23, 2013 Where: The Bishop Claggett Center, 3035 Buckeystown Pike, Adamstown, MD 21710 What else: We … Continue reading

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Writing Exercise Week 2: Themes and Dreams

“What’s your dream? What’s your dream? Eh, Mister! Eh! What’s your dream?” Who can tell me what movie that line is from? Well, any guesses? A big bag of cyber chocolate goes those who knew it was from Pretty Woman: … Continue reading

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Writing Exercise Week 1: Your Dream Sequel

Welcome, welcome 2013! I hope this finds all of you happy, healthy and ready to tackle your craft with new vigor. As Laura said in her last post, we will be bringing you weekly writing exercises to hone your skills. … Continue reading

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