We tend to focus a lot on the query letter side of pitching, but tonight Crystal and I are teaching a workshop for SCBWI West on pitching your work to an editor or agent in person. We thought it was especially appropriate since many writers we know are gearing up for the Surrey International Writers’ [...]
Derek Donais (an attendee of our Calargy SCBWI Workshops) has posted an article on the outlining process. You can find the full text here.
Just got back from a quick trip to Calgary where Crystal and I taught a two-day conference on the craft of writing and getting published for SCBWI. Apparently that was the first conference held by the Society in Calgary and it was an honour to be part of it. We met lots of fun, enthusiastic [...]
Are you located in the Vancouver area and interested in developing your skills in various areas of writing for children? Crystal and I are pleased to announce we are teaching a new workshop series for the western Canada chapter of the Society For Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) designed to help members develop their [...]
Click here to download a PDF summary of my speech at the SCBWI West Conference.
Over the weekend I had the privilege to speak at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Western Canada conference. The conference was a huge success and I had a great time meeting with new writers and listening to the other speakers. Kudos to Ken Kilback for all his hard work in putting it [...]
In association with SCBWI and Gumboot Books, I participated in two great events over the last two weeks. Both events were based on the American Idol model – a letter or manuscript was read aloud until Crystal or myself stopped the reading and then gave our reasons for stopping. Since the groups were kept small [...]