"What would 10 year old Tony want that old Tony can make?" -Tony DiTerlizzi inspires me!
Tony DiTerlizzi:Imagination is my mission.
"Sometimes the only solution to a moment [in a picture book] is hand lettering." Melissa Sweet
Patricia MacLachlan: "The first line of a story is where the kernel of truth begins."
Please yourself. Don't worry about the market. -Neal Porter
Drink on the patio at the Hyatt Century City - $12. Dancing next to
@EllenHopkinsYA in a hippie flash mob - PRICELESS! #LA12SCBWI
James Omar Hansen
separate the writer from the editor and then the editor from the critic and then dump the critic. [Karen Cushman]
"A book becomes timeless when a story captures a moment of intimacy between author & reader." ~ Arthur Levine,
Fav quote was from Chris Rylander: "The only thing that can stop you is stopping."
"NY publishing is not going away, we're going to figure it out, it's all going to be okay."
@JillCorcoran, #LA12SCBWI #twitterwinner
Best quote: "Raise the bar on yourself" Steven Malk- It was the best breakout I went to all weekend!
Ruta: I gave SCBWI my $80 and they gave me a best seller, a Carnegie Medal, and a Patriot Award.
@inkyelbows: Tips for writers/illus from @stevenmalk: There are no shortcuts. Slow down. Focus on what you can control. #LA12SCBWI
@Mike_Jung: By pursuing this dream, we enter the realm of creative exploration, shared experience, & emotional honesty. #LA12SCBWI
In the spirit of the faculty's one word chosen for
#la12scbwi, here is one word reflecting my experience: transformative.
Jordan Brown: Write enduring stories. Find the place where the need to belong and the need for independence smack into each other
Courtney C Stevens
#LA12SCBWI had a breakthrough w/an old pic bk ms. Rewrote from scratch in 20 min & am in LOVE, which NEVER happens. THANK YOU @scbwi
Amazing intensives at
#la12scbwi. Back home and still in full blown-away mode after @jenrofe 's 'So what' & Gary Schmidt's 'Narrator'
Turns out the TSA is not all that impressed with my Golden Kite Award.
#SuspiciousStatue #LA12SCBWI http://yfrog.com/khelewdbj
Angelica R. Jackson
Have nearly my entire book trailer nailed down, thanks to
@wilsonetienne and her workshop at #LA12SCBWI. Now I guess I nd to finish the bk!
Completely revamped my website after
@EllenHopkinsYA's social media workshop at #LA12SCBWI. http://www.evelynehrlich.com Thanks, Ellen!
Linda Pratt: "This is not a one-size-fits-all business. Don't think that anyone else's way is the only way."
From Arthur Levine,
@AALBooks: "Great writers use anticipation more commonly than surprise." #LA12SCBWI #twitterwinner
Today in a critique at
#LA12SCBWI, I asked a writer what she's gotten from the conference. Her response: "Courage." My heart melts & bursts.
GROOVY!!! Flash mob of 400 dancing to Age of Aquarius at
#LA12SCBWI conference!!!!!! (Book people know how to party.) http://pic.twitter.com/xbDVfLg5
My most important take-away from
#LA12SCBWI : I can do this.
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