I attended the SCBWI-OR Spring Conference last Friday and Saturday. This is a fantastic organization if you’re a budding children’s or YA writer.
I should revise that first paragraph to say that I also presented. My first presentation for the organization. I always think it’s such a great idea to present and then when the time comes I wonder, ‘What was I thinking?’
My presentation discussed the beginning steps of blogging and twitter and blogging. I have to admit that it gave me time to reflect on my blogging practices. How many times of week do I need to blog? What am I writing about? Is it what I want my blog to say?
The whole conference was stunning. Lin Oliver and Stephen Mooser, SCBWI creators were there (and I got to have a critique with Stephen Mooser on my WIP). Leila Sales did a terrific workshop in writing with humor. It was so informative.
Finally, the camaraderie of writers and illustrators is the best. Oliver was correct in stating that we are like a “tribe” and these are “my people.” I always feel better talking with others about writing and books.
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