Category Archive: Writing Events

Sep 14

My Top 20 SCBWI Nuggets….

As impossible as it seems, over one month ago I sat in a huge ballroom along with 1,199 other children’s book writers and illustrators from 46 states and 19 countries eagerly anticipating the 41st annual Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators-LA  conference. The 171 men, 942 women, and 122 undeclared came from a variety of professional backgrounds,  including my personal …

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Jun 22

Write on the Beach….

….or as I like to call it “Right On! The Beeeeach”…. held on beautiful Crescent Beach in White Rock, June 12th, was all I’d hoped for.  First off, it was the first beach day this year, with sun!  Could this bode well for the end of June-uary?   Second, over 60 registrants gathered together to meet, …

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Nov 10


Week 2.  The NaNoWriMo…Nano for short…challenge is moving along quite well.  I’m ahead of the game, having written  more than my needed minimum 1,700 words per day to stay on target for a piece of work that meets the criteria of 50K words by the end of this month.

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Oct 25

A weekend for writers…

Here in BC,  October is all about writers and writing.  Spanning three jam-packed days,  the 18th annual SiWC (Surrey International Writers’ Conference) was full of great workshops and panels as well as pitching and blue pencil appointments with authors, editors, agents and publishers. After doing my stint at the Federation of BC Writers info table, …

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