I had a great holiday break, and though I didn’t post any new local events during that time, I made a lot of updates to the conference pages. In particular, I’d like to suggest that anyone who knows a teenager who is seriously interested in writing to take a look at Workshops: Young Writers. Registration for many of these events is now open or will open soon. Competition can be fierce, so the young writers in your life need to polish their submissions and jump on these opportunities.
Last night at our first SCBWI-Houston meeting of 2016, authors Lynne Kelly, Varsha Bajaj, and Joy Preble led a discussion on queries, cover letters, proposals, and critique groups. We have a big conference coming up this fall, and this meeting was the first of many events SCBWI-Houston has planned for 2016 to help our authors prepare their best manuscript and pitch their new projects to editors and agents at that event. Join us!
Here’s what’s happening this week:
JANUARY 5, TUESDAY, 3:00-4:00 PM
Smith Neighborhood Library
After School Zone Workshop: DIY Comic Strip Making
Take a stand for something you believed in! Tell your story by creating your own comic book online. This event is for school-age students.
JANUARY 9, SATURDAY, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM; 7:00-9:00 PM
Workshop: Cassandra Clarke & Elizabeth White-Olsen
“How Do I Get Started?” Q & A Session:
What’s it like to be a writer? What do I need to know to become one? Where should I start a story, and how do I keep my writing going? How long does it take to get published, and how do I go about getting my writing published? At what point should I find an agent, and where do I begin? If you’ve ever found yourself asking any of these questions, then this Q&A Session is for you…
Revision Made Simple:
Revision is often held up as the key to good writing. But rarely does an author or editor walk you through concrete strategies for how to revise. There are, however, some real steps one can learn…