Category Archives: Writing Tips

Guest Post by Erin Hagar: Why Author Critiques can be a career-maker!

We’re getting closer to our 2017 From Dreaming to Doing SCBWI Conference! Many of you have submitted manuscripts for a critique with your fingers crossed, hoping you’re assigned to an editor or agent. But what if you’re paired with an … Continue reading

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An As The Eraser Burns Goodbye to Susan Detwiler

Bummer news: The lovely Susan Detwiler is leaving our blogging team, sniff! With over ten years of volunteer work for our SCBWI MD/DE/WV planning committee and nearly two years with the blog, she has certainly been an amazing asset to our region as well as … Continue reading

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Got NaNoWriMo Stress? Take a break with some funning writing videos!

For those of us pounding out the words for National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo, aka why am I putting myself through this again, it’s gonna be a long, long month with many late nights and countless cups of coffee. … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Survival Kit: Time to Prep!

Today we’re teaming up with Eastern Penn Points for the #SCBWIsocial Third Thursday Blog Link Up. Want to join along? See details at the bottom of this post. It’s almost that time of year again, folks: National Novel Writing Month, … Continue reading

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50 Ways to Gather Book Ideas | Third Thursday #SCBWIsocial Blog Link Up

Okay. Don’t panic, but for those of us who plan on participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month,) … we only have 46 days until it begins. Well, 47 if we count today. (I’m totally counting today.) Perhaps 47 days … Continue reading

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How To Find Your Blogging Mojo Again | Third Thursday #SCBWIsocial

Hello, and welcome to our very first Third Thursday #SCBWIsocial Blog Link Up! For our part here at As The Eraser Burns, I’m using Eastern Penn Point’s monthly submission theme: The Business of Books. And since blogging is a part of many … Continue reading

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Monday Motivation

This is the first in a series regarding how one gets motivated, stays motivated, and the tools used to do this. How do you as a writer and/or illustrator get back on the motivation wagon when you’ve fallen off? So, … Continue reading

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Friday Five: Five Oddball Writing Tips

Why haven’t I been doing more Friday Five posts? I love Friday. And I love 5’s despite my aversion to odd numbers and the fact that Novalee Nation had a deep fear of fives from one of my favorite movies, Where … Continue reading

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The Voice of May

Hello, to lovely May flowers and to you, creators of children’s books! Our theme this month is Keeping it Real – Crafting Authentic Characters and Believable Voice. I have been exploring those ideas as they relate to my genre of … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Write Away Your Anger by S.C. Torrington

Well, this is embarrassing. After going through ATEB folders in my email inbox, I discovered that the following guest contribution from S.C. Torrington for our September Harvesting Ideas monthly theme was never posted. Major face palm smack. My deepest, deepest apologies for … Continue reading

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