Author Archives: Laura Bowers

About Laura Bowers

Laura is a writer, runner, reader, runDisney addict, blogger/vlogger at Write, Run, Rejoice and Joyful Miles, mom of two college boys, excellent chili maker, and obsessive list keeper. She clearly likes run-on sentences and adverbs. She also still thinks Spice World was an awesome movie and feels no shame about that.

So you want to be a writer? A Beginner’s Guide.

People have often said to me, “I’ve always wanted to be a writer, but I’ve never tried because … [insert excuse.]” If you’re one of those people, I totally understand where you’re coming from. 100%. For most of my life, … Continue reading

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Zoo Sketch Crawl Tomorrow and Bullet Journaling Workshop!

Happy Friday, everyone, I hope you have fantastic plans lined up for Memorial Day Weekend! I wanted to put out one last reminder about tomorrow’s… Zoo Sketch Crawl! When? Saturday May 27th from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Where? Smithsonian’s National Zoo, … Continue reading

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Monday Motivation

Need a little Monday morning motivation to get your fingers flying and WIP’s whipped into shape this week? Here’s some great words of wisdom from literary pros who know a thing or two: “It is our choices… that show what … Continue reading

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Ten Terrific Books for Writers

Whenever the topic of favorite books for writers comes up, I always mention the same ones over and over again. But they are timeless must-reads for anyone trying to finish their first manuscript, (or twenty-first,) and for those pursuing publication, … Continue reading

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Upcoming Regional Events and Announcements

Happy Thursday, everyone! I know we post a lot about upcoming events here at As The Eraser Burns. That’s because there is always so much going on and we don’t want you to miss a thing! Plus there’s some great … Continue reading

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SCBWI Podcast: Season Two

Hey podcast lovers, have you heard the news about Season Two of the SCBWI Podcast being released on April 18th? Despite my total adoration for podcasts, I’ve only recently discovered this one and I’m now in the process of catching … Continue reading

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Coffee & Conversation with Suzanna Banwell, our new Critique Coordinator

First off, I must send out a huge THANK YOU to Loretta Carlson for being such an amazing critique coordinator for the past several years! Wow. The task of gathering critique submissions from conference attendees, processing payments, assigning manuscripts to … Continue reading

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SCBWI Crystal Kite Member Choice Award: Round two voting ends on Sunday!

The annual Crystal Kite Award is a peer-given award to recognize great books from 15 SCBWI regional divisions around the world. Round two voting for our division has begun for this year’s Crystal Kite! Here’s instruction on how you can vote … Continue reading

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Are you ready for some May Mid-grade Madness?

Can you believe it’s almost time for another round of May Mid-Grade Madness? For those who are unfamiliar, MMM is a yearly challenge where brave souls dare to write a mid-grade novel rough draft in the span of four … yes, … Continue reading

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From Dreaming to Doing SCBWI Conference Thoughts

Raise your hand if you had an amazing time at our regional From Dreaming to Doing SCBWI Conference! (Mine is up. Way up!) The presenters this year were amazing and I walked away feeling informed, inspired, and ready to do … Continue reading

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