Category Archives: Prairie Writer’s Day

Subtext: Two Plus Two Equals A Reader Connection

Eons ago, at my first SCBWI Prairie Writer’s Day Conference, I heard the popular writing tip “show, don’t tell.” That catch phrase should be writing advice to live by, except this wide-eyed newbie didn’t understand how to “show.” I jumped … Continue reading

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Super Hero Writers

Last weekend Super Heros flew to Chicago to gather for SCBWI Prairie Writers & Illustrators Day. This year my conference posse grew from two writers to four, including one of my VCFA classmates. We happened to sit in the Maw-ha-ha section … Continue reading

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Writing Characters Who Don’t Look Like You

Last weekend my critique partner and I journeyed into Chicago for SCBWI Prairie Writer’s Day. Once again it was an event filled with awesome people in the publishing industry (or aspiring to be), invaluable knowledge, and heaps of inspiration. This … Continue reading

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Prairie Writer’s Day 2014

Last weekend my critique partner and I trekked to Chicago for the annual SCBWI Prairie Writer’s Day to glean wisdom from a group of awesome editors and agents. Each year we come home feeling we learned less than the year … Continue reading

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Something Resilient

Last Saturday many published and aspiring Children’s book authors made their annual trek into Chicago for SCBWI Prairie’s Writer’s Day. This year’s theme was Something Brilliant This Way Comes, and it did. But not at all in the manner I’d … Continue reading

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