Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Where's the Proof??

I hauled my camera to the Westford Grill last night, but forgot to whip it out. You know, because the conversation was THAT good. (W is for Westford Grill, writers in person?)

Kip Wilson Rechea (@kiperoo) talked about how she writes every day so she maintains altitude. You know, those writing take-offs can be bumpy (and time consuming)!! How smart is that?

Melissa Stewart (@mstewartscience) spoke about speaking at schools. Check out her awesome stash of science books

Deborah Kops (@Deborahkops) talked of our responsibility as writers to promote strong, confident girls as main characters in our books. Because girls today certainly could use good role models. 

Kris Asselin (@KristineAsselin) wowed us with her logline. I know that good news will be on the horizon for Kris' excellent YA. 

Jolanta Davis spoke with me at length about special needs advocacy. Thanks so much Jolanta! I'd love to see you publish around this issue. Clearly you have the expertise and the heart for it!

What did I contribute? I'm not entirely sure. I loved the conversation and the laughs, though!

Thanks again Kris, for making the meet up happen! I can't wait to see everyone again at #nescbwi!

What nuggets of wisdom have you gleaned from your writing friends recently? Will I see you at the NESCBWI? 


  1. Look at that rundown!

    You East Coasters are lucky to have suck density and vicinity. (Deja vu?)

    One day, we'll have our comeuppance.

  2. Oh man, why am I not were you are??? Because I want to get in on the fun!!

  3. J--:)

    M--I have a big guest room with a big screen TV and lots of toys (it's our play room) for whenever you want to crash... I'd love to have you in on some of the fun! :)

  4. What a great conversation. We go to the West Side Schmooze for inspiration from fellow writers. And I can tell you were inspired because you went home and wrote this post.

  5. This is great! Thanks for introducing us to some great new people and advice.

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

  6. Sounds great. Wish I could go to the conference. But our chapter is doing a craft workshop in a few weeks.

  7. Sounds like so much fun...and I'm sure you contributed to the conversation!

  8. Oh Heather, you contribute to every conversation with your enthusiasm and support! I loved hearing about your rewrite and the new direction your book is taking. It was so great to have everyone there talking about their passion, their work, their goals. I feel so lucky to have been a part of that group. Can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks!

  9. And dang it, I had my camera in my purse too!

  10. Sounds like a great time! Hopefully I'll be able to make it to the next meetup!

  11. Oooo, thanks for all the great links. (I found you through the A-Z Challenge--Hello!)
    My Blog

  12. I sure wish I was going! Sounds awesome. I am going to the SCBWI Canada East conference in a few weeks, so I'm really looking forward to that.

  13. We did it! Congratulations! I have an award for you!!