The 2015 SCBWI Winter Conference hashtag, #NY15SCBWI, was popping up all over twitter Friday through Sunday, and at one point, #kwamerules, the hashtag Kwame Alexander suggested attendees use to tweet nuggets of wisdom from his Keynote, was trending - making it one of the most tweeted subjects on twitter!
|#kwamerules - third down, #2 on the list (promotions don't count!) Go Kwame!|
Here, in somewhat reverse order, are some twitter highlights:
Back from #NY15SCBWI Maybe nicest people in the world are children's book writers and illustrators (& editors agents)
Couldn't sleep last night because of all the inspiration I got from #NY15SCBWI. Lots of changes coming for my #WIP.
It is going to be a very long time before anyone will beat this autograph @scbwi @HTullet #NY15SCBWI
Just when I thought it couldn't get better... one last special guest showed up. What a weekend. Thanks! #NY15SCBWI
"You can't have a dream come true if you don't have a dream. You can't write a book if you don't write." - @kwamealexander #NY15SCBWI
CROSSOVER was rejected more than 20 times by publishers. Kwame Alexander almost self-published it. #ny15scbwi
The best queries are good skirts: they're short enough to be compelling, long enough to cover everything important. @literaticat #NY15SCBWI
"My favorite word is 'Ahhhh!' If I can elicit that word from children I am very happy." @HTullet @SCBWI_INW #NY15SCBWI
I LOVE how @lauravseeger's creative mind works. Can't stop thinking about her keynote... Inspired! #ny15scbwi
"... but you have no idea how grateful I am, every day, that I did not give up." James Dashner #NY15SCBWI
"Harry Potter and the Divergent Games of Hunger" - hot Commercial Fiction idea from James Dashner #ny15scbwi
What I learned at #NY15SCBWI: @HTullet: "Thibk of drawing as a poem that gets more and more serious."
@lauravseeger is everything that is right about #kidlit right now. Beautiful books, beautiful person. #NY15SCBWI
Picture book creator Herve Tullet said he leaves open space so a child can put in his own words. Good advice for writers, too. #NY15SCBWI
Laura Vaccaro Seeger: "Sometimes a problem can make something so much better once you find a solution." #NY15SCBWI
I see you @Devas_T ! Rn't you supposed to be working on our book!? @scbwi: Illustrators gettin social #NY15SCBWI
Thanks to @JaneYolen for her encouragement of my work (she liked my book!!) Meant so much to me. #NY15SCBWI
"Write the book that will change someone's life." Kami Garcia, author of Beautiful Creatures @kamigarcia #NY15SCBWI
Congratulations on your #Caldecott @dsantat from all the people who love you at @scbwi and #NY15SCBWI http://instagram.com/p/y18lmqthuR/
You Guys. YOU GUYS. If you ever get a chance to hear @kwamealexander speak on diversity, TAKE IT. Best #NY15SCBWI Breakout I've ever seen.
Write the kind of world you want your children to live, learn and love in. @kwamealexander #NY15SCBWI
The stakes can never be high enough. Ben Rosenthal on thrillers & mysteries. #NY15SCBWI
"Be aware, as an illustrator, this is a life long journey." We never stop developing. Denise Cronin, Viking #NY15SCBWI
"The book has something to say and we have something to say back...that is the mark of a literary novel." @emclem @SCBWI_INW #NY15SCBWI
Don't try to follow what's hot or popular now. Follow your own muse. Margaret Raymo #NY15SCBWI
On revising: you want to make sure your plot is asking the RIGHT questions of your protagonist. -@thisjordanbrown #NY15SCBWI
So True! RT @PatriciaPinsk #NY15SCBWI lose the preciousness of your illustrations. Revisions are part of the bookmaking process.
"Does your book entertain as much as it informs?" Ben Rosenthal on Nonfiction at #NY15SCBWI
Stacy Whitman's @LEEandLOW tells us that you don't have to write diversity, but remember your audience, it is diverse. <3 #NY15SCBWI
For a series, set your characters up in situations that will involve continual growth or development. Aimee Friedman #NY15SCBWI
"Writing for teens, not to be published, allowed us to take risks we never would have taken."- @kamigarcia #NY15SCBWI
"Finding the right book at the right time can save your life." Kami Garcia #NY15SCBWI
Anthony Horowitz: The only difference between a successful writer and an unsuccessful writer is the unsuccessful writer gives up. #NY15SCBWI
#NY15SCBWI The round tables were fantastic! I got great feedback on my picture book manuscripts from an amazing agent and editor.Thank you.
Statue in #NY15SCBWI lobby has been Harry Potterized! :-D
And there was so much more - explore for yourself at the twitter search for #NY15SCBWI