Monthly Archives: January 2012

SCBWI Writer’s Roundtable

The SCBWI Winter Conference gave me serious insight into the job of an agent and editor. During the writer’s roundtable, 8 writers sat at a table with an editor or an agent. Each writer had 12 minutes to circulate their … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Emmie Mears Talks About Barry Eisler’s Bottom Line

Today, the fabulous Emmie Mears is guest posting about a killer panel that I missed during the Writer’s Digest Conference. Because super nerd me lined up 50 minutes before Pitch Slam started. I’m a follower of her fantastic blog (which … Continue reading

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SCBWI Winter Conference

Today I’m attending the writer’s roundtable intensive all day workshop at the kickoff of the International SCBWI Winter Conference in New York. This is my first SCBWI conference so I’m excited to see how it rolls out. My all day … Continue reading

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Jeff Gerke–The First Fifty Pages Workshop

Jeff Gerke’s panel on The First Fifty Pages was an intimate look into the mind of an editor. I was so impressed I bought his book,The First Fifty Pages, at the Writer’s Digest Conference and had him sign it. He … Continue reading

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Donald Maass– The 21st Century Novel Panel at WDC

The Writer’s Digest Conference had many mind stretching, craft expanding panels. I wish I could blog about each one, but I’d rather select three to share. And the awesome Emmie Mears has graciously agreed to Guest post about a panel … Continue reading

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Pitch Slam–One Writer’s experience

The Writer’s Digest Pitch Slam is a can’t be missed opportunity to get your work to agents. On Saturday morning, I had moths chewing through the wool of my stomach. Serious nerves. Anticipation nerves. So I lined up early. 50 … Continue reading

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The Bold and the Beautiful Gives Back Over the Holidays

  Sometimes, TV shows teach us something. Not often, but it happens. Over the holidays, The Bold and Beautiful had their matriarch Stephanie Forrester spend two days interviewing real people who had aged out of the foster care system and were … Continue reading

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Writer’s Digest Conference in NYC Starts Today

I’m at the Writer’s Digest Conference in NYC today! I’ll be tweeting about it this weekend @Kourhei and blogging about my favorite panels next week. I’m super excited to be here again. Last year, I learned so much, met some … Continue reading

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