I’m back from another amazing SCBWI Summer Conference. My head is spinning (in a good way) from all the information, inspiration, and insights that I soaked up over the long weekend. This actually trumps the jet lag and exhaustion. Sort of amazing, really. Who needs aspirin?
Anyway, I thought I’d share some of my favorite quotes from the weekend.
Regarding writing advice: “Don’t believe everything you hear…” Jon Scieszka (He went on to say, by the way, that this advice included what he had to say in his keynote talk.)
Regarding luck and it’s significance in publishing: “You can do all the right things. . .but sometimes the dominoes have to fall the right way.” Gordon Korman
“Fill yourself up to overflowing and then give it all back.” E.B. Lewis
Regarding research: “Living people tell you things that you don’t expect.”
“Kids read to find hope.” Rachel Vail
“What you experience while writing, we will experience by reading.” Gennifer Choldenko
“Find time for your subconscious.” Gennifer Choldenko
Regarding finding one’s voice in story: “Your voice is you.” Jennifer Rees; “Voice is the heart and soul of the writer.” Jennifer Rees
I love quotes. Don’t you? I hope you loved these. : )