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.

Coffee & Conversation with Hannah Mann: Presenter for our upcoming Professionally Personal Webinar!

Happy Friday, everyone! Things are gearing up for our first regional webinar on October 10, 2017 – Professionally Personal: How to Compel Agents in One Page or Less that will be presented by Writers House agent, Hannah Mann! About the … Continue reading

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Baltimore Book Festival this weekend!

Baltimore bound this weekend for the 2017 Baltimore Book Festival? Awesome, be sure to stop booth P88 near the Maryland Science Center and say hello to some regional MD/DE/WV authors and illustrators! You’ll also be able to find more information about … Continue reading

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Upcoming Regional Events

Wow, you might want to grab a cup of coffee before reading this whopper list! We surely have a ton of them, so pull out your calendar as well. Ready, okay! Upcoming Regional Events Baltimore Book Festival When? September 22-24 … Continue reading

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Read Local Challenge

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope you had an amazing summer … and yes, I know, summer isn’t technically over until September 22nd, but the weather is cooler, leaves are turning, and kids are back in school, so for me? It’s … Continue reading

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Writing Advice for Beginners: Coffee and Conversation Flashback Friday Round Two

Last week, I kicked off a Coffee & Conversation Flashback Friday series where we revisit awesome nuggets of wisdom shared by editors, agents, art directors, authors, and illustrators throughout the years here at As The Eraser Burns. Missed it? No … Continue reading

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Summer Writing Prompts

“I enjoy, in the summer, getting back to writing in my own voice.” –Mike O’Brien I really like this quote, since summer is such a lovely time to relax, renew, and think about what truly makes you happy, as a … Continue reading

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Writing Advice for Beginners: Coffee and Conversation Flashback Friday Round One

In the many years I’ve been blogging here at As The Eraser Burns, we’ve posted lots of Coffee & Conversation Interviews with editors, agents, art directors, authors, and illustrators. Within each are brilliant nuggets of advice that deserve a revisiting. … Continue reading

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Our Annual MD/DE/WV Regional Conference has a New Home!

Awesome news for those of you who are planning on attending our next SCBWI MD/DE/WV 25th Annual Regional Conference … it will have a new home! Here’s the announcement our co-regional adviser, Kathy MacMillan sent out with all the details: … Continue reading

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Crafting Dynamic Characters with a Character Development Chart

Cha-ra-cter: the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual. Chart: record the progress or development of. Cha-ra-cter chart: a super awesome way to develop your characters in order to write a super awesome book. With July’s blog theme being … Continue reading

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Upcoming SCBWI Events

Happy Friday, everyone, I hope you’re having an amazing summer! Ours has been wonderful but a recent Wal-Mart trip reminded me how fall is just around the corner, as proved by their stuffed Back to School aisles. But that’s cool, … Continue reading

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