Follow the SCBWI 2013 Winter Conference, Here, Now!

If you write books for children, join the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Their huge Winter Conference is going on right now in New York City. Click on the link below and follow the conference through the eyes of a crack team of official bloggers. You will find out what to expect when you attend your first international conference. The next one is in Los Angeles in August, but the organization sponsors more intimate regional events as well.

The Official SCBWI Conference Blog.


Twenty Rules to Improve Your Writing

From Julie Hedlun’s great blog, here are Jane Yolen’s 20 rules of Writing.

Don’t miss these easy ways to improve your work.

Jane Yolen’s 20 Rules of Writing |

Advice on Online Presence and More from Agent Jennifer Laughran

Here’s another great literary agent blog. The latest post is about managing your image online. Good to think about.

Jennifer Represents…: Who Am I, Anyway?.

An Interview with Meg Rosoff

I’m not going to SCBWI’s winter conference in New York this year, but I am still going to follow the conference blog. Here’s an interview from the keynote speaker, Meg Rosoff.

Meg Rosoff: ‘Writers are naturally questioning, fairly dark people’  – Martha Brockenbrough – author – martha brockenbrough – author.

How to Get the Most Out of Your First Writer’s Conference: Advice from an Agent

If you are planning to attend a writer’s conference this winter, read this advice from agent Gemma Cooper.

Notes from the Slushpile: Writing conferences: Everyone has a first one! Agents included….

The Write Routine: The “Morning After”: One Conference Attendee’s Struggle

Writers Conferences are inspiring, exhausting, and addictive. They provide literary workers with information, support, inspiration, and so much fun it’s practically unbearable. Here are some reflections from a recent SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) regional conference attendee. Click on the link below if you have recently attended a writers conference, or if you are thinking about signing up for one.

The Write Routine: The “Morning After”: One Conference Attendee’s Struggle.