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The Magical Formula for a Bestseller (Sorry, there isn’t one)

Some writer friends of mine just got back from the national conference of Romance Writers of America. This is a huge conference, jam-packed with workshops on both the craft and business of writing. When I was a member of RWA, … Continue reading

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What Should a Writer’s Conference Be?

Having just returned from the SCBWI winter conference in NY, I started pondering what the best format for an annual writer’s conference should be. Then it occurred to me that there may not be a “best.” Partly because the attendees … Continue reading

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#LA12SCBWI – Day 3

A day that started great, including a killer chocolate mousse for lunch dessert, then got a little weird on the way home (an accident that trapped me and hundreds of other motorists for an hour on Highway 99). The conference … Continue reading

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#LA12SCBWI – Day 2

My impressions of the second day of the annual SCBWI summer conference. Rough notes from five of the keynotes/workshops I attended. Karen Cushman talked about how writing rules often contradict one another, so we should either ignore rules or write … Continue reading

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#LA12SCBWI – Day 1

Here are my impressions of the first day of the SCBWI annual summer conference. Kind of quick and dirty. First, the Arthur Levine keynote in which he discussed timelessness this way: When a story captures a moment of intimacy between … Continue reading

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#LA12SCBWI – The Prelude

About an hour ago, my son and I arrived at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza for the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) big annual summer conference. The room is quite nice and very spacious. I hadn’t been … Continue reading

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SCBWILA11 – Day 0

Or is that Day -1? Not much of import to report. On Twitter, I’ve seen much exclaiming over luminaries at the faculty dinner, but since I’m not faculty and not yet a luminary, I’ve only met the regular folk so … Continue reading

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