Category Archives: Conference Tips

Conference & Critique Tips

Happy Tuesday, everyone! I’m so excited about our upcoming 20th Anniversary Celebration on March 23, 2013! One reason is because my youngest son and I are super-huge TA Barron fans, and I plan on being front row and center to hear him … Continue reading

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Conference Challenge #8: Prepare for a Successful Conference!

Happy Tuesday, everyone! My apologies. 😦 Normally, we post the final challenge a week before the conference in order to give folks time to catch up, but we kind of messed up the dates this time around! Because of this, we’re posting a day … Continue reading

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Conference Critique Workshop #4: Surviving your first critique and conference tips!

True story. October 21, 2000. My first SCBWI conference put on by our neighboring Mid-Atlantic region. After checking in, I could hardly eat, even though they had bagels and I adore bagels. During the first two sessions, I could hardly concentrate on anything the presenters were saying … Continue reading

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Conference Critique Workshop #3: Formatting

Okay, in Monday’s post, we discussed amazing first lines and you created some of your own in a ten-minute exercise. Yesterday, we covered story openings and you wrote a first page. So today, let’s just jump right in with another exercise … Continue reading

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