The tweets from the 2013 SCBWI Summer Conference are a time capsule of the last four days. Below I've shared some tweets that jumped out at me.
Even if you're not on twitter, you can check out the the full #la13scbwi stream here, and of course, visit The Official SCBWI Conference Blog for videos, photos, and all the reports from the conference keynotes and sessions!
Laurie Halse Anderson on the difficulty of writing: "All you have to do is be brave today" @halseanderson #LA13SCBWI
Gill Evans assures all us storytellers that we will always be needed, regardless of the digital earthquakes in publishing. #LA13SCBWI
Alexandra Little @alex_writing
"Be nice to assistants. They'll hold your career in their hands sooner than you think." - @stevenmalk #LA13SCBWI
Suzanne Del Rizzo @SuzanneDelRizzo
Totally pumped after attending a fantastic talk by @LaurentLinn. I can see why @debbieohi raves about him. #LA13SCBWI
K A T @fKatUsedCharm
#PeterLarangis "middle grade is forever" #LA13SCBWI #writers #author
ann malaspina @writerann
Amazing talk on "setting" by Deborah Halverson.#LA13SCBWI
SCBWI INW @SCBWI_INW
RT @LindaJoySinglet Kirby Lawson advises: "Screw up your courage and tell the story you were meant to tell. #LA13SCBWI
Rana DiOrio @ranadiorio
@826_Valencia is a high-end pirate boutique in the front and a tutoring center in the back. ~ @macburnett #LA13SCBWI
A favorite quote came from Laurie Halse Anderson's keynote: "We are the antidote to the disappointing grown-ups of the world." #LA13SCBWI
Julia Shahin Collard @JuliaCollard
Unexpectedly finding a moment of quiet in the middle of #LA13SCBWI conference's crazy Saturday = priceless. But then I had to tweet abt it.
Martha Brockenbrough @mbrockenbrough
"My goal as a writer is to show moments of grace and dignity of people growing up on the wrong side of the tracks." @mattdelapena #LA13SCBWI
Holly Tucker @history_geek
“@ktubb: "As soon as you start a story, you've started the ending." Editor Melissa Manlove #LA13SCBWI”
Courtney C Stevens @Quartland
"A good writer leaves a question unanswered (at the end) without undoing the story."--Krista Marino on Plot #LA13SCBWI
Christine Alemshah @C_Alemshah
Brainstorming one of my PB's in the lobby at #LA13SCBWI after feeling inspired by @macbarnett and @Jon_Scieszka. And yes there is a battle!
Kathryn Holmes @Kathryn_Holmes
After a breakout session on plot, I am sitting on the hotel balcony looking out over LA, outlining the beats of my novel. Woohoo! #LA13SCBWI
Ginger Clark @Ginger_Clark
SO MANY PENGUINS at the gala tonight! I kept trying to ask them how the merger was going. #la13scbwi
Claudia Pearson @pearsoncrz
#LA13SCBWI Agent panel: We got into this because we love books, not because we thought we would make a lot of money doing this.
Jessica Love @_JessicaLove
Henry Winkler says, "If you will it, it is not a dream." I LOVE this! #LA13SCBWI
Mandi J. Reed @reed_mandi
Such an amazing experience for a student writer (and anyone else)! Thank you SCBWI! #LA13SCBWI
Kris Anne @KrisAnne74
Lin Oliver signed my books for me earlier. She is so warm and friendly. Thanks Lin! #la13scbwi
Jodi Kendall @Jodi_Kendall
leaving #LA13SCBWI armed with inspiration to create, knowledge on craft, friendships new & old, and the motivation to push forward.
Lou Ann Barnett @LouannBarnett
Just warm and glowing....something wonderful about being around people who write for kids! #LA13SCBWI
Laura Purdie Salas @LauraPSalas
Thank you, @scbwi, for donating 500 copies of A LEAF CAN BE... to underserved readers through First Book. So grateful! #LA13SCBWI
Carissa Mina @CarissaMina
#LA13SCBWI was so inspiring! I have a slew of great ideas and was also able to come up with an ending to my PB!
Jaime Temairik @jaimetem
"Intensives are always my favorite part of the conference, I learn so much at them." -- hardest working man in #kidlit @dsantat
Marla Frazee @MarlaFrazee
This world that is #LA13SCBWI is going to be very hard to leave.
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Jen Shulman @jenshulman
Leaving #LA13SCBWI with new friends, inspiration, ideas, techniques, tools, and pride.
charlotte huang @charlottexhuang
#LA13SCBWI ended on a very high note. @mattdelapena's intensive was well worth it!
Tracy Bishop @TracyBishopArt
@LauraZarrin I filled up the entire little sketchbook with #LA13SCBWI stuff!
K Sanders @KeikoWrites
FINALLY home to my own bed after a fantastic #LA13SCBWI, can I say how excited I zzzzzz....