In case anyone was wondering about my recent silence, it can be attributed to a trip to Mexico – trip highlights include getting married on January 3rd! We’re back to reality now, and Crystal and I will be doing a weekend of workshops in Parksville on February 5th and 6th. You can find more details [...]
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’ [...]
As part of my research for our upcoming Live Your Dream book, Staying Out of the Slush Pile, I’ve been scouring the Internet for tips on writing effective queries. One of the best sites I’ve found is AgentQuery. Definitely worth checking out if you’re at that stage in your project. One of the details I [...]
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 [...]
Crystal and I will be facilitating another Book Project event through Live Your Dream Workshops. This time we’re featuring Self Publishing for Profit and Book Marketing Mixology. This will be a great chance not only to learn about all the options you have as an artist, but it also promises to be a good networking [...]
Crystal and I will be in Victoria on May 22 and 23 for another Book Project Weekend. Over two days we’ll cover all the material in our new books Live Your Dream: Self Publishing For Profit and Live Your Dream: Book Marketing Mixology. If you’re from the Victoria area and you’re interested in seeing your [...]
Just got back from Nanaimo where Crystal and I co-hosted a day long workshop series. Attendance was even higher than expected and we received a huge amount of positive feedback from the 55+ attendees. Looking forward to the next one!