Awesome! That is all I can say about the 42nd Annual Summer SCBWI conference, which was held in Los Angeles. How can it get any better, I say? But it does. The keynote speakers were outstanding. Some breakout sessions had standing-room only. The intensive workshops for both writers and illustrators did not disappoint. Not to mention the illustrator’s portfolios on Portfolio Night. These artists are sooooo talented!! There were 1266 people in attendance representing 46 states. Some came from as far away as Japan, Egypt, Chile, India, Peru, and many other countries.
|Author with Laurie Halse Anderson|
A writer has the gift of magic.
Magic is when we submerge ourselves in different cultures.
Magic is art.
Celebrate the color of life.
Find your angel. Find your muse.
|Author with Andrea Pinkney|
Nothing makes sense, but books do.
Write a killer first page.
Write books with new rules.
If there is a weakness in your manuscript, make it a strength.
Feel the heartbeat of your character.
|Black & White Ball (Penguins)|
For lots more, go to the SCBWI blog. Plus above are some of my own pictures. Enjoy.