Tag Archives: Rocky Mountain SCBWI

A SCBWI ROCKY MOUNTAIN GATHERING

Last weekend I attended the 40th anniversary of the Rocky Mountain SCBWI Conference. What a fantastic time! Great speakers, food, and conversation. Nearly 300 people attended the two day chapter event. It struck me how little diversity there was in … Continue reading

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BIG SUR– Final Session

The conference ended with a open session of questions and answers from a panel of book experts. The five member group included: Melissa Manlove (Chronicle Books) Nick Healy (Capstone Young Readers/Switch Press) Note: He’s looking for a great YA memoir. … Continue reading

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BIG SUR– Query Tips

I’m coming to the finish line of this three day retreat. Well fed with both food and ideas to keep me going. Here are 10 thoughts if you have a Query in your writing future. They come from the panel … Continue reading

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BIG SUR– FIRST REPORT

Nothing like rainy weather and a mountain cottage to keep your focus on writing. I’ve completed two sessions with an agent and an editor/illustrator and have learned new insights with their feedback. I recommend you have someone read your pages … Continue reading

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BIG SUR IN THE ROCKIES—BIG STEP

I’m coming up on my five year writing anniversary.  It marks the day I started crafting my first MG novel. I completed it in three months then rewrote for another year. By the end of year two I had come … Continue reading

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