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Summer Events for Six Train

  I’m taking a little breather from events in May to practice all my upcoming workshops and talks for this summer. And get some writing done. Then I will be back out on the road in June and July and … Continue reading

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Reblog: Backspace Conference Lessons in Querying

  Here’s some conference lessons on querying and pitching from a Backspace conference I attended a while back. https://kourtneyheintz.wordpress.com/2010/05/31/agent-author-day-at-backspace-what-i-learned/

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Writing Girls and Writing Emotional Truth: SCBWI Highlights

At the Summer SCBWI conference, I attended Sara Shepard’s workshop on Issues Writing Girls. One of the most interesting points she raised had to deal with dating your books. And not in the going out for coffee sense. But rather … Continue reading

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Surprises and Suspense: SCBWI Highlights

Karen Cushman spoke to us about the importance of courting surprises in our writing. One of her best tips is “Don’t fear surprise, welcome it.” Sometimes we have no idea why something comes unbidden. But it’s okay to stray from … Continue reading

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SCBWI Highlights: What Editors Do and First Page Dos and Don’ts

This week, I thought I share some highlights from the workshops I attended at the 41 st Annual SCBWI Summer Conference in LA. Jordan Brown spoke to us about his list including what, how and why he publishes. Lately, I’ve … Continue reading

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I’m going to LA in August

I signed up for the 41st Annual International SCBWI Summer Conference in LA in August! So excited. For so many reasons. Firstly, SCBWI is an AMAZING organization. I can’t wait to attend the 4 day event. I grew so much … Continue reading

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Upcoming Conferences/Events for Writers

Here are some upcoming writing conferences in the Connecticut/New York area: CT FictionFest: May 14 in North Haven, CT open to all fiction writers. This year, they’re hosting 11 editors and agents who will hear your pitches in all categories, YA, Historical, Contemporary, Paranormal Romance and … Continue reading

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Crimebake Workshop–Techniques for Using Humor in a Mystery

The second workshop I attended at Crimebake on Friday night was called Techniques for Using Humor in Mystery and our speaker was Toni L.P. Kelner. Humor tends to seep into my writing, so I knew this was a must-attend workshop. … Continue reading

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