Happy last day of July! Yikes! Tomorrow is August, which makes September officially around the corner. Our two-day conference is fast approaching. I hope you plan on attending Lucky 13: Make 2013 Your Year. If not, then maybe you should check out Laura’s ten reasons why you should and then register.
Speaking of…let’s talk about Reason #9. Are you ready to win something? I hope so because today is your first chance to earn an entry into the raffle for five baskets filled with all sorts of goodies.
Yes, you heard me right. FIVE baskets!
But wait, there’s more! If you complete four of the eight challenges, not only do you earn one entry, but you automatically win a very cool SCBWI notepad. So really, you can’t lose!
Let’s quickly go over guidelines. Each week until the conference, Laura and I will be posting various writing challenges. We also will be posting illustrator challenges that were suggested by the lovely Susan Detwiler. If you recall from before the spring conference, you must let us know in the comments section of a particular challenge when you have completed it. You are free to post what you’ve written, but it is not required. And don’t worry if you have a busy week or two and miss doing the challenges. Go ahead and catch up when you have time. Just remember to comment in the challenge post that you have completed it.
The more you do, the better your chances to win:
– Completing FOUR of the EIGHT challenges will earn ONE entry.
– Completing SIX of the EIGHT challenges will earn TWO entries.
– Completing EIGHT of the EIGHT challenges will earn THREE entries!
There you have it! We will draw five winning tickets for the goodie baskets at the Lucky 13 Conference in September and give out SCBWI notepads to all who complete 4 out of 8 challenges.
And now to our first challenge!
Conference Writing Challenge #1:
This was inspired by one of Susan’s Detwiler’s illustrator challenges, which you will see below. Two friends are sitting at a kitchen table. Describe the setting – give us a feel for the characters and the mood. Paint a picture with words, then start a conversation between the friends. Don’t be afraid to use irony or humour. You may surprise your reader with a sudden twist, gently take them on an emotional journey or leave them rolling with laughter. It’s up to you!
Conference Illustrator Challenge #1:
Depict a window scene – show both inside and out. (thank you Susan!)
Happy writing and illustrating!