Between twitter, the inspirational quotes on tumblr
and The Official Conference Blog,
you can triangulate and get a taste of the conference experience. And for those of us fortunate enough to have attended #NY14SCBWI, it's a way to re-live the highlights.
Alexandra Penfold @AgentPenfold Feb 21 Great morning @scbwi! Let's get the intensives party started! #NY14SCBWI
CeCe Yuan @ceceyuan219 Feb 21 Day 1 #scbwi in NYC: Do trust your reader from the first line. Don't over explain. #kidslit #WritingTips pic.twitter.com/aWDIaCs3SJ
scbwi @scbwi Feb 21 How does Tomie turn complicated subjects into gestures? Deep knowledge of his subject. #NY14SCBWI
SweetTooth @OneSweetWriter Feb 21 Writing action and emotional plots. @scbwi
Susan Willett @CompletelySusan Feb 21 Overheard at the #SCBWI conference. "Everybody here is serious." Darn right. #NY14SCBWI
Wendy Parris @wlparri Feb 21 “@CompletelySusan: Heard at the SCBWI conference: "You have to earn your ghost." Love it! #NY14SCBWI @JillSantopolo” hey that was mine:)
Kim Piddington @kim_pid Feb 21 Harold Underdown discussing revision mapping: condensed manuscripts, outlines, book maps, & grids, at the SCBWI Winter Conference
dee ardelean @DeeArdelean Feb 22 @scbwi #NY14SCBWI Lin Oliver is hilarious!!! Love her!!
Kim Piddington @kim_pid Feb 22 Some statistics:1,085 attendees from 47 states and 20 countries at the SCBWI Winter Conference.
Kim Piddington @kim_pid Feb 22 Go SCBWI team blog led by Lee Wind #NY14SCBWI
SCBWI INW @SCBWI_INW Feb 22 MT @omrinavot: "A strong character will carry a weak plot, but a strong plot will not carry a weak character." Jack Gantos #NY14SCBWI
Michelle Parker-Rock @MichlParkerRock Feb 22 Jack Gantos (DEAD END IN NORVELT) delivered humor & great writing advice this a.m. A treat for SCBWI Conference attendees. #NY14SCBWI
michelle lopez @MamaFrenchie Feb 22 Just heard @AbbiGlines speak at #SCBWI conference. Very inspiring for newbie writers/authors, social media is key!
Noemi Gamel @GeekyWriterGirl Feb 22 “@scbwi: What do you do if your book gets banned? http://www.scbwi.org/banned-books/ #NY14SCBWI” -- TY. The novel I'm writing may very well be at risk.
Martha Mihalick @MarthaMihalick 6h Tip for illustrators for next year's @SCBWI portfolio showcase. ALWAYS have a postcard for us to take away. & postcard > business card.
Kate Messner @KateMessner Feb 21 Jane Yolen's one rule in writing: figure out your own way, and when it doesn't work, REINVENT. #NY14SCBWI pic.twitter.com/FdgeZ9ucKI
Daniel Lazar @DanLazarAgent Feb 22 Well, I can finally say I made it to Carnegie Hall. Har, har! #NY14SCBWI @scbwi pic.twitter.com/BRzlQMEEKE
Mark Mattson @mattsonStudio Feb 22 @LaurentLinn Thanks so much for such a great breakout session at SCBWI! (And I liked the visual effects, incidentally)
scbwi @scbwi Feb 22 Historical fiction tip #7 Make Connections: relate story to experiences kids are having now. Kendra Levin, Editor @VikingChildrens
scbwi @scbwi Feb 22 Your job doesn't end when you put the last period on your manuscript. You have to research the best home for it. Marisa Polansky, Scholastic
Toby Emert @ProfEmert Feb 22 The cumulative effects of professional courtesy are immeasurable, @EWein2412, YA author, says in her talk at #SCBWI 14. #NY14SCBWI
Rebecca Cassity @RACassity Feb 22 Heard many inspirational speeches today at the SCBWI Winter Conference! #NY14SCBWI pic.twitter.com/i02TUaVD0l
Juris P. Prudence @JpPrudence Feb 22 I learned a ton today during Dan Lazar and Sara Shandler's SCBWI workshops. @DanLazarAgent @sarashandler @scbwi #NY14SCBWI #kidsbooks
Susan Willett @CompletelySusan Feb 23 I just sang happy birthday to @JaneYolen @scbwi #NY14SCBWI
H Knight Richard @hknightrichard Feb 23 Take your vitamins people. - Tomie's words of wisdom. @scbwi #ny14scbwi
SCBWI Metro NY @SCBWIMetroNY Feb 22 #NY14SCBWI Write bravely. Write honestly. That is your job. - Ellen Hopkins on censorship.
Martha Brockenbrough @mbrockenbrough Feb 22 "Reading is a safe way to explore the world. If you're concerned, read with your child." --Joan Berlin #NY14SCBWI
scbwi @scbwi Feb 23 First takeaway from The Art of the Picture Book panel: you have to be willing to throw everything away if it's not working. #NY14SCBWI
Ilene W. @IWGregorio Feb 23 The inimitable, amazing @KateMessner brings the house down while imparting a great lesson to #writers #NY14SCBWI pic.twitter.com/NhKCbNGzbc
Cindy Schrauben @CindySchrauben 2h From the NYC-SCBWI conf: @KateMessner said: Lesson #1 Be Brave! But it's okay to be afraid. If you're not nervous, it's not worth doing.
Kathleen Bradshaw @KathleenBradsha Feb 23 Hey @SCBWI_SoBreeze ! Our own Lori Nichols wins NY14SCBWI Portfolio award! Congratulations Lori!
Jessixa Bagley @MeatfaceSays Feb 23 GIGANTIC congrats to my crazy talented friend @BrookeBHughes for getting runner up at the NY SCBWI portfolio showcase!!! #NY14SCBWI
Margaret Peot @MargaretPeot 22h Kate Messner quotes J. Shedd at the SCBWI conference, "A ship in harbor is safe. But that is not what ships were built for"#NY14SCBWI
CAtkinson @word_working Feb 23 #NY14SCBWI Nikki Grime: "Young readers deserve great books....and the key to that is patience." #amwriting #writing #kidlit @scbwi
Martha Brockenbrough @mbrockenbrough Feb 23 And scene. Thank you @scbwi people. That was a great conference! Go here for a bit of inspiration: http://scbwiblog.tumblr.com/
Mike Curato @MikeCurato 6h Went on a mad shopping spree in @SCBWI bookstore. Realizing I have no more shelves to put them on! #NY14SCBWI #needprivatelibrary
Raƒe ℙosey @ponyonabalcony 6h @omrinavot @drydenbks Seconded -- what a way to be introduced to SCBWI! *basks in awesomeness of conference*
Katie Kath @kathk_me 6h Waiting for my flight back home from NY, with beautiful SCBWI memories to take back with me #NY14SCBWI #CityLife
Kim Piddington @kim_pid 8h #NY14SCBWI heading home with renewed enthusiasm, oodles of new ideas & a passel of new friends-thank you SCBWI for exceeding my expectations
Richard Due @RichardDue 17h Back from SCBWI in NYC. Great workshops; fantastic panel discussions; very successful intensives. Best conference yet! #SCBWI
Kimberly Marcus @kmarcuswrites 9h Up and writing. .@SCBWIMetroNY .@scbwi #amwriting #inspiration #NY14SCBWI
Happy Idiot @happyidiots 4h @scbwi Thank you for all the amazing work and dedication in creating what is the event I look forward to every year! #takeabow #NY14SCBWI
lily malcom @lil_design 17h Big thanks to the crew behind #NY14SCBWI. So happy to have been a part of it and had a such great time! @scbwi
John Brush @johndbrush 20h Met so many great people this weekend. The @scbwi conference was incredible. Excited to meet more of my @SCBWIMetroNY members soon!
H Knight Richard @hknightrichard Feb 23 so much to love about @scbwi. not only are children's book writers amazing people, they have big hearts. Go to an SCBWI conference!
Ame Dyckman @AmeDyckman 19h Had THE BEST time at #NY14SCBWI! Learned, laughed, loved-hugged EVERYBODY!-& had SO much fun! THX, @scbwi, for another AWESOME Conference!
Lauren(BStBibliop..) @BStBibliophile 18h Gantos made us laugh, @KateMessner made us cry. @JaneYolen was a lyricist Grimes' poems made us sigh. Thank you so much @scbwi! #NY14SCBWI
and the final tweet goes to:
Kimberly Sabatini @KimSabatini Feb 23 Oh yes, 1000+ writers and illustrators are signing Aretha's RESPECT with @KateMessner That's how we roll at @scbwi