I am an avid collector of words.
When I hear something interesting or profound, I write it down. I love attending children’s literature conferences and hearing authors, illustrators, agents and editors impart their infinite wisdom on all things in the world of children’s books. There are usually a few gems that I scribble down and star at each conference.
Here are some deep thoughts from the 2015 SCBWI Mid-Atlantic conference:
“Voice is the magic of you as an author.”
-Caitlyn Dlouhy, Vice President & Editorial
Director of Caitlyn Dlouhy Books at Atheneum
“Always recognize that the world goes beyond your circle…
it opens up your storytelling in magical ways.”
-Marietta Zacker, Agent with Nancy Gallt Literary Agency
“Write like your fingers are on fire.”
-Kathi Appelt, Author
“Don’t forget the joy.”
-Laura Whittaker, Freelance Editor