Monthly Archives: May 2016

Organizing a Meet & Greet, By Anita Nolan and Virginia Law Manning

  Virginia and I have had the pleasure of organizing a couple of Meet & Greets for SCBWI members in the Bucks County area, and it couldn’t be easier. First, we scouted several local coffee shops and restaurants in our … Continue reading

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WOWZA! You’ve asked and we’ve delivered. Well, our amazing, dedicated, and incredibly awesome members have delivered. Here’s some upcoming fantastic & fabulously fun Eastern PA SCBWI events. MONDAY, MAY 23rd, 9:15-10:45 AM  Eastern PA SCBWI member Anita Nolan and Virginia … Continue reading

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A Pop-Up Illustrator Meet N Greet at the Philadelphia Zoo!

It’s a Pop-Up illustrator meet and greet!  Everyone welcome! Come to the Philadelphia Zoo on Wednesday, May 25  for an informal gathering. No r.s.v.p. required. Just show up if you can.   Birds, beasts, and humans of all shapes and sizes … Continue reading

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Five Lessons I Learned at the 2016 Pocono Retreat, by Lori Ann Palma

Going to a conference, especially when it’s your first one, is always scary. Though I’ve been writing for years and heard about countless opportunities in my local area, I never made the leap to attend. My writer self wanted to … Continue reading

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That First Critique, by Lindsay Bandy

I was in a cold sweat. It was my first SCBWI conference AND my first professional critique. I’d had various relatives read my manuscript, but that was about it. I was afraid I would lose my lunch – and I … Continue reading

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A Highlights Foundation Thank You By Kim Briggs

Dive in. It’s the first line of Starr Fall, my young adult romantic thriller due out this November. It’s the motto I’ve followed most of my life. It’s a philosophy that sometimes causes a near heart attack when I jump … Continue reading

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The Top Ten Books on Writing You Need to Own, by Lori Ann Palma

On my journey to becoming a writer, I’ve read a lot of books on the craft of fiction—some good, some not so good. Without a formal education in creative writing or a degree in English, I’ve relied on “how-to” books … Continue reading

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