On Wednesday I attended a writer’s conference for kids. A group of authors, poets, cartoonists and screenwriters spoke, led workshops and encouraged students at an elementary school in Redondo Beach. The event was amazing and I’m hopeful that one day we can have a similar conference for kids here in Solvang.
But one thing that one of the authors said has stuck in my mind.
It’s inside each and every one of us. We don’t need classes or degrees or even connections. We don’t need computers, fancy software or a dsl line. All we need is an idea, and the determination to capture that idea with words. Sure, the other stuff might help. A lot. But when you come right down to it, writers are people who write.
And now, the winner of Sarah Dessen’s The Truth About Forever is:
Congratulations, Jackee!! Email me your snail mail address and I’ll send this off to you.
And the winner of the ARC of Crossing Over by Anna Kendall is:
Congratulations, Becky!! Email me your snail mail address and I’ll send you your book.
Have a great weekend everyone!
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