Author Archives: Shelley Koon

About Shelley Koon

Artist and author - visit me at my site listed below.

One last thing (OK maybe two, or three, or twelve…)

I’m packing my suitcase this evening and getting ready for that lonnnnnng drive over to MD tomorrow but I wanted to swing by the blog and do one more post of “good to know” items for those of you attending … Continue reading

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Networking 101

While going to a writing conference to hear industry professionals “talk shop” in a group setting and having your work critiqued are the biggest draws to attending, the most overlooked (and possibly most valuable)  is the opportunity to meet and … Continue reading

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Coffee & Conversation with Kate Angelella

Conference is officially a month away now!  So who”s excited?  This girl (I’m waving my thumbs toward me)!!!  I’m really excited to see many of you again and to meet and listen to all of our amazing presenters. I had … Continue reading

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When critique groups go bad…

I talk quite a bit about the usefulness of critique groups and why both artists and writers need to seek them out.  From getting feedback to hone your craft, to forging strong relationships with your peers, the benefits of a … Continue reading

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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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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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Yet one more NanoWriMo Post…

Last year I made a post around this time about why I was not doing NaNoWriMo so let me tell you, no one is more surprised than I that I decided to do NaNoWriMo this year. Never say never… So … Continue reading

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Critique Group Info “Catch-All”

Soooo, I’m 2 days late with this post BUT to make up for it you will get two posts in a row this week from me. Let’s call it the ATEB double header…. Ahem. I’m taking advantage of my blogging … Continue reading

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Chatting with Editor Emma Ledbetter

Registration is now closed and we’re in the home stretch for this year’s fall conference, On the Road to Sparkling Children’s Literature! Sooooooo Excited! One of the best reasons to get excited about conference are the fantastic presentations by agents, … Continue reading

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