Inspirational Quotes from the Summer 2010 SCBWI Conference

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I’m turning the pages of my notebook and seeing quote after encouraging quote from the many authors who shared their wisdom and experiences at the Summer 2010 SCBWI Conference. I’m going to wrap up my recap posts by sharing these quotes with you. Enjoy.

“Be patient with the process. Picasso was a wunderkind but Cezanne was a late bloomer.” – Gennifer Choldenko

“Regardless of what you’re writing, press yourself to ask dangerous questions and play with language.” – MT Anderson

“Be stubborn. Have stick-to-it-iveness.” – Gordon Korman

“Never kill the impulse to read.” – Jon Scieska

“When the story feeds something in you, you’re writing a story that matters.” – Marion Dane Bauer

“Artists need to fill themselves to overflowing and give it all back.” – EB Lewis

“There is always an ebb and flow in writing. When the words ebb, remember that.” – Carolyn Mackler

“Fall in love with your story. Even the one you haven’t written yet.” – Rachel Vail

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4 thoughts on “Inspirational Quotes from the Summer 2010 SCBWI Conference

    Lisa Nowak said:
    August 16, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Love the one by Bauer.

      Amy K. Nichols said:
      August 23, 2010 at 2:31 pm

      Me, too. Really enjoyed hearing her speak about writing.

    Lua said:
    August 17, 2010 at 6:58 am

    Those are great quotes Amy, thank you for sharing. Love the first one- patience is a virtue, and a must if one wishes to become a writer πŸ™‚

      Amy K. Nichols said:
      August 23, 2010 at 2:32 pm

      You’re welcome. The patience thing is a difficult lesson, for me at least. Guess I’ve got some growing to do in the virtue department. πŸ™‚

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