Monthly Archives: January 2015

Love’s in the air at the SCBWI Eastern PA Chapter

I get the honor today of making an exciting announcement from one of our neighboring SCBWI chapters!  Lindsay Bandy, blog coordinator for the SCBWI Eastern PA Chapter, has sent an invite on behalf of her chapter to come check out … Continue reading

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Cut what you love….

I had a friend ask if I would reread a manuscript of theirs recently. I love this person dearly and adore their story so of course I said, “Of course!” The middle of the story was what they asked me … Continue reading

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Awesome JUST ADD MAGIC news for Cindy Callaghan!

Happy Friday, everyone! Here’s some incredibly awesome member news from Cindy Callaghan that’s just perfect to share as we head into the weekend.  I know what I’m going to be watching tonight! ~~~~ Hi As the Eraser Burns and fellow SCBWI-ers!!! … Continue reading

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Conference Registration Open – Spring: From the Bay to the Mountains

Happy Day!! Our conference is now open!!! With snow on the ground and more forecast for Saturday (Heaven help me!), this should warm your heart. If not, then how about our amazing faculty? E.B. Lewis, Artistrator Kate Angelella, Former S&S editor, … Continue reading

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Are You a Selfish Writer? by Mike Karg

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today we have another guest contribution, one that I find very interesting considering how much I chastise myself if I don’t write every single day – which in my mind, signifies that I’m not a dedicated writer. Mike’s … Continue reading

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My Resolution

Happy New Year, everyone! I am getting back into the swing of things, and want to share what’s been on my mind. Most days I’d say I have the best job in the world: I get to draw and paint … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Critique Partner

Today we have the pleasure of a guest blogger, my friend, the always helpful and patient Loretta Carlson. Take it away, Loretta! Making the Most of Your Conference Critique Experience Has it really been four months since we gathered in Frederick? … Continue reading

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Show vs. Tell: The Picture Book Version by Stacy Couch

Brrrrrrrr……I’d like to say ‘Good Friday morning’ to you all, but I cannot. It is just too brutal out there. Somebody buy me this shirt, stat. Sorry, not sorry, Elsa. I do, however, have something for you to curl up … Continue reading

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About That Resolution You Made…

On New Year’s Eve many people made resolutions, commitments to be better at something we feel is important in our lives, or things we want to do or places to visit, yadda, yadda, yadda… Yesterday morning was met with a … Continue reading

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