Saturday, August 8, 2009

Ellen Hopkins Keynote! Not for the Faint of Heart: The Climb to the Top! The middle...

And then, after her personal family tragedy unfolded, she needed to write about her daughter's addiction- and Ellen needed to find the voice to tell the story.

And here, at the SCBWI LA Conference, in a session with Sonya Sones, Ellen discovered that in

Poetry - in telling a fictional story in a poem, she was able to tap into the emotions of being a Teen.

And she could tell the story she had to write... And she knew how to write it!

"And now I was climbing the mountain for real."

Posted by Lee Wind

1 comment:

  1. She is so inspiring and wonderful. I love her. And if you didn't get a chance to touch her new book, Tricks, you should. It's shiny and pretty and all textury :)