Here are some moments that resonated for me and others, in no particular order, as captured on Twitter:
Tips from Rita Wiliams-Garcia: Don't isolate yourself. Find your community. Don't fear doubt. Don't not hear criticism. #NY16SCBWI
Jacqueline Mitchard reminds us to leave our readers "with one last gasp." A true Valentines Day emotion.#NY16SCBWI
"You are my tribe. You are my friend, even if I don't know you yet." --Jane Yolen. #NY16SCBWI
Cheering the AMAZECAKES SCBWI Team Blog! THANKS for making it possible for everybody who can't be here to kinda be, guys! #NY16SCBWI
Standing ovation for the SCBWI staff. Much deserved! #NY16SCBWI
An agent once fired @rainbowrowell for not switching a book into the first person. Bet that person's sad now. #NY16SCBWI
Kate Messner & Linda Urban reminded us to look at each other in a room "filled with magic": creativity, support & encouragement!
"Going full-on Tolkien" is my new favorite phrase for writing too much description, coined by @rainbowrowell. #NY16SCBWI
Diversity is not a fad or a trend but the right thing to do to reflect the world around you. - Sarah Davies #NY16SCBWI
Part of revision is having the courage to let go of almost anything that's in your first draft says @KateMessner #NY16SCBWI
"You are the ambassador of Planet You." Starting #NY16SCBWI w/ the AMAZING William Joyce @heybilljoyce. Here we go!
Forge your own Trend, Don't Follow one. This is what I'm taking away from #NY16SCBWI
Intensive Gem: "You write the book for you... you work with an editor to make it even more you." -Gary Schmidt #NY16SCBWI
"Things that seem small to us as adults are huge to teens." Their problems matter. ~@kristenpettit #NY16SCBWI
Elements Alvina Ling looks for in plot: believability, pacing, high stakes, and emotional impact. #NY16SCBWI
Feeling the love with my publishing peeps! #NY16SCBWI
Brought to tears at #NY16SCBWI by Gary D. Schmidt. Kidlit writers need to show up for the kids who need someone to do just that.
What were YOUR favorite moments/tweets/quotes? Tell us in comments!