Category Archives: Conferences

Malice Domestic 2019

If you haven’t been keeping track of the Agatha award nominees, now is a good time to jump into the fray! I have too many nominees that I love this year, especially in Historical Mysteries and Short Stories! You can … Continue reading

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Networking

Conferences are a great way to figure out where your writing stands in the scheme of things. They’re also a way to add to your list of writing friends and find a agent for your next project. I’m one of … Continue reading

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Getting Back in the Game

I’ve been off for a while, out of whack. Every writer probably goes through a phase where we get kind of stalled and can’t write. This year has been one of mine. Okay, so you’re totally out of it, you don’t even … Continue reading

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SCBWI Post Conference

The SCBWI regional conference in Frederick, MD this past weekend was fabulous. Congratulations to Edie and Lois!  I’ve never seen such a great line-up outside of a national conference! Had a critique session with agent Molly Jaffa which was great, … Continue reading

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Pitching Agents

I love that title although it reminds me that after sweltering in the 90-something heat yesterday, the Orioles pitching was less than adept. Actually, I’m procrastinating as usual about my preparation for a meeting with an agent in about two … Continue reading

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November

Well. this has been a strange month and may have even more disrruptions coming! People in and out of the hospital – ruffled feathers- not a good month for writing! To add to the jumble, I picked up a nasty … Continue reading

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Tri-Regional SCBWI

Wow! This was a great conference – congratulations to the Western PA, Eastern PA, and Maryland/Delaware/West Virginia SCBWI (Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators) for the wonderful conference. I do hope that other regions will give this a try … Continue reading

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Tri-Regional SCBWI

Patricia MacLachlan was inspiring, witty, amazing. If you ever have a chance to see her in person you won’t want to miss her. She’s personable and charming in addition to being a great writer and very generous with her insights … Continue reading

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SCBWI Tri-Regional Gettysburg Conference

I’ve been to SCBWI (Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators) regional conferences and local events before in addition to the National Conference last January in New York. I’m anxious to see how this one will play out. They have … Continue reading

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Is Nanowrimo Worth the Time?

My answer is always another question. When was the last time you finished a first draft of a book? If you can say you finished one within the last couple of years, then I want to know how long did it take you … Continue reading

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