I can't believe my third SCBWI WWA conference has come and gone like that! Of course it was another amazing conference, bursting at the seams with talent, insight, inspiration, wisdom, new connections and industry know-how, and I loved every minute of it.
Here are a few of the best quotes and take-aways...
~From Mac Barnett, author
"Get to that place of Wonder in your writing!"
"Magic happens when there is a gulf/tension between text and image."
"You fail if you write a picture book that makes sense without the pictures."
"Kids are not kid-friendly."
"Go bold! Experiment!"
~From Sophie Blackall, illustrator
"Spend it all everytime. Don't wait. Make mistakes. Make a mess. Kepp going."
~From Robin LaFevers, author
"Reclaim your voiceless self."
"Whatever else you do, find a way to write your story."