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Last Writer Standing, by Lindsay Bandy

In the coming weeks, Lindsay and Lori Ann will be sharing some of their favorite past blog posts. This post by Lindsay originally appeared on the blog in August 2015. What does late-night comedy writing have in common with writing for kids … Continue reading

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Writerly Advice—Get Involved, by Eva Polites

Writing is solitary, and after a while, loneliness and doubt may set in and lead to a slump. To overcome this obstacle, I recommend joining a writing group such as our very own SCBWI. As a member, you can get … Continue reading

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A Newb Hoping To Give a Little/Get a Little (Advice, I Mean), by Joanne Vencius

I’m a newb (a newbie). I’m not new to writing—I have a 20-year career in corporate marketing communications, but the idea of me writing for children is only a little over a year old. One night in my sleep, I … Continue reading

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Second Career Writer, Part 2: Revising Life, by Kristen C. Strocchia

While my Time Ferrets Anonymous post championed making the most of every moment for moving a writing career forward, there’s something to be said for revising life. While it’s generally a New Year tradition to make positive changes, why not … Continue reading

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Second Career Writer, Part 1: Time Ferrets Anonymous, by Kristen C. Strocchia

Overloaded? Overwhelmed? Voices screaming inside your head demanding to be written while actual voices scream outside your head demanding to be taken care of? I know the feeling. By summer, I fancy myself a full time writer, but the other … Continue reading

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Web Wednesday: Late January Edition, by Lori Ann Palma

Happy Wednesday! It’s late January, which means we’re one month down with winter, and if you’re like me, the end can’t come soon enough! I also want to remind you that there are *two days* left to submit to the … Continue reading

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3 Simple Steps to Setting Writing Goals You’ll Actually Keep

Whenever January rolls around and we begin a new year on the calendar, the mind naturally takes an inventory of all that came before. Not only have I considered the goals I’ve met, but also those I haven’t, so I … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution (and Manuscript Critique Giveaway!) by Virginia Law Manning

Happy New Year, my fellow creators! Ahhh… 2017! A fresh start! There’s no time like the present to take on some new writing and/or illustrating goals! If you’re not already in a critique group, why not join one now? All … Continue reading

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An Interview with Author Christine Kendall on Character and Intuition, by Anna Forrester

Christine Kendall lives and writes in Philadelphia. Her debut middle grade novel, RIDING CHANCE, was released by Scholastic in October, and has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the category of ‘Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens.  “Troy is a kid with a passion. And dreams. … Continue reading

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Web Wednesday: Early January 2017 Edition, by Lori Ann Palma

Our first Web Wednesday of the new year! Let’s get to all those links to publishing news you need to know. Please note that the following contests are not sponsored by SCBWI. Formatting a manuscript for the first time? Check … Continue reading

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