What a conference!
There are so many great tweets to check out - here are ten that resonated for me. Check out the twitter stream for so much more inspiration!
Martha Brockenbrough @mbrockenbrough Jul 31
"Make sure everything you put into a story has at least two reasons to be there." - Neal Shusterman #la16scbwi
Anna ShinodaVerified account @AnnaShinoda Jul 30
"As writers, how do we change the world? One reader at a time." -@NealShusterman #LA16SCBWI
Devas_T (Don Tate) @Devas_T Jul 30
Marie Lu, advice for writing outside of your experience: listen. Learn from other’s stories. When wrong, don’t defend. Listen. #LA16SCBWI
Lee Wind @leewind 24h24 hours ago
It's NOT 'send me your gobbled-gook, you said you were an editorial agent.' Submit only your best. @Tina_Wexler #LA16SCBWI
Vivian Lee Mahoney @VLeeMahoney Jul 31
THIS --> RT @leewind: finish that 1st draft! "You can't perfect something that doesn't exist." - @Marie_Lu #LA16SCBWI
Jolie Stekly @cuppajolie Jul 31
"If our readers don't like the first line then they'll never read the second."-Richard Peck #la16scbwi
Bree Barton @BreeBartonYA Jul 31 Los Angeles, CA
"Writing is a joy. It's also a privilege. We might as well own it and love it and enter it from a place of joy." @Mollybburnham #la16scbwi
Corinna Luyken @CorinnaLuyken Jul 31
"It's not being in the light, it's being there before it arrives" -Toni Morrison via @SophieBlackall #LA16SCBWI
Heather Zenzen @heatherzenzen Jul 31
In yoga, it never gets easier bc you’re always pushing limits, stretching a further. Writing books is the same. -Sophie Blackall #LA16SCBWI
Jessica Gruner @Gruner23 Jul 30
"The better the character, the worse the trouble, the better the story."
@brucecoville at #LA16SCBWI
okay, one more that I tweeted:
"Diversity is not a trend... It needs to be the norm." -Justin Chanda at #LA16SCBWI #WeNeedDiverseBooks
And for more detailed reporting from the conference floor, check out The Official SCBWI Conference Blog here.