Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The writing life

If you’ve ever been frustrated as a writer about getting your work published, here is a message of hope from YA author Sara Zarr who was one of the keynote speakers at the 2011 SCBWI winter conference. Her inspirational speech is written in an article by Candy Gourlay on the blog Notes from the Slushpile. Zarr offers hope and encouragement for writers and the waiting game we all go through. “There is going to be a lot of waiting and you are going to have to decide what you are going to do while you are waiting. It is not about a book deal, a good review, a big advance. It is about a life,” she says. In the article by Gourlay, Zarr offers advice on how to nurture a creative life. Great article.

And, I just had to stop and take a picture of this Styrofoam-cup Valentine message on a fence on a busy local street. You can bet there is a story behind this. 


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