Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

Jean Feiwel: The Pre-#NY14SCBWI Conference Interview by Lee Wind

Check out this remarkable conversation I had with Publisher Jean Feiwel about her newest imprint at Macmillan's Children's Division, Swoon Reads - and how it's a crowd-sourced venture!

Jean will be on the must-see panel at the 15th Annual SCBWI Winter Conference, THE FUTURE OF AUTHORSHIP, with Paul Aiken (Executive Director of the Authors Guild), Jane Friedman (Editor, Publisher and Professor), Abbi Glines (Self-Published and Traditionally-Published Best-Selling Author), and Tim Travaglini (director of children's acquisitions for digital publisher Open Road Integrated Media.)

To hear that panel and take part in all the craft, business, inspiration, opportunity and community that SCBWI offers, join us at the SCBWI Winter Conference in New York City, February 21-23, 2014. Details and registration here.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Emma Dryden: The Pre-#NY14SCBWI Conference Interview by Martha Brockenbrough

Make sure to check out Martha's wonderful interview with Emma Dryden. 

They talk about plot, reading and so much more, and it's packed with gems like these:

"the most common oversight I see writers making is not writing to the hearts of their characters and not allowing their characters to be the emotional and psychological heroes of their own stories." - Emma Dryden


"Writing is a lifelong process of learning, deepening and evolving craft..." - Emma Dryden

While the full-day plot intensive Emma is moderating the Friday before the conference is sold out, there's so much more to the 15th Annual SCBWI Winter Conference that you can still attend, including:

Keynotes by Jack Gantos, Kate Messner, Elizabeth Wein, and Sharon Draper,

THE ART OF THE PICTURE BOOK PANEL with Peter Brown, Raul Colon, Marla Frazee, Oliver Jeffers and Shadra Strickland

BANNED BOOKS PANEL with Ellen Hopkins, Author, Joan Bertin, Executive Director, National Coalition Against Censorship, and Susanna Reich, Chair, Children’s and Young Adult Book Committee, Pen American Center

THE FUTURE OF AUTHORSHIP PANEL with Paul Aiken, Jean Feiwel, Jane Friedman, Abbi Glines, and Tim Travaglini

Your choice of two out of twenty-four special Breakout Sessions discussing craft, marketing, illustration and more,

Plus a Portfolio Showcase, a Saturday Gala dinner, and the magic mix of Craft, Business, Inspiration, Opportunity and Community that makes SCBWI Conferences such amazing and worthwhile events!

You can find out more details and register here.