One Writer’s Journey

April 27, 2015

Writing Events: I just came home from the Missouri SCBWI Writing Retreat

Filed under: Uncategorized — suebe @ 1:18 am
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retreat adviceI’m just home from another wonderful Missouri SCBWI writer’s retreat.  After I take a few days and process all that I learned, I’ll be writing up some blog posts to share a few tidbits with all of you.

Until then, here are some basics to keep in mind if you are planning to attend an event.

Be sure to actively participate.  Even if it is a writer’s retreat, don’t just lock yourself in your room.  Writing is such a solitary business.  If there are sessions, participate!   Lock yourself in your room during the writing periods.

When you take part in critique sessions, be sure to listen.  Every critique group works a bit differently from every other.  Listen and get a feel for a how the group leader does things before you jump in.

Have a good time.  Part of having a good time at something like this is going into it with a flexible set of expectations.  When you do, you’ll be able to take advantage of the opportunities before you.

Now off to process some of this new knowledge.

–SueBE

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