Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The amazing SCBWI!


SCBWI .... If I didn't have a deadline banshee-big-freight-training its way toward me I would write more. The basics: SCBWI only gets better, smarter, bigger and more important. If you want to write for young readers k-YA, there is nowhere like SCBWI.org to get a start.



And as a plus, in that amazing Hollywood hotel, I always meet someone outside the conference group. My last morning, it was a pair of producers, sitting two feet away, agonizing about the cost of getting the crew and cast to Italy to film scenes with restored/replica 14th century ships--but all the people and all the equipment was in Prague. But if they filmed with minimal crew, the effects after-production costs would soar...And they had five days to figure it out. We chatted a little .One of them asked me, as a novelist, if I know the ending before I start, like screen writers almost always do. I told him..no. He said I was brave. Uh, no. Just disorganized?



Photo by Debbie Ridpath Ohi, with permission, and thanks!!

8 comments:

azang said...

That's a really great picture!

It was wonderful seeing you in LA. Thank you again for signing the books for my little nieces so tenderly.

I always get inspired listening to you speak.
Angela

Stephanie, PQW said...

If I keep working at it, can I be you when I grow up?

Your presentation at the SCBWI conference was inspiring. Thanks

kathleen duey said...

Azang...thanks! I love signing books, it makes me feel like a real writer! I hope the girls like the stories...! As soon as I am finished goofing off here, I will be starting the edits of The Faeries Promise...set in the same place as The Unicorn's Secret. I love that setting and wish I could just *live* there...

kathleen duey said...

Stephanie, if you really work at it, you will be someone MUCH better than I am.

That was my first Keynote at SCBWI so thanks for saying it was useful! I am so glad!

Me, Mine & I said...

I love this series. your book is amazing, I wasn't able to put it down to go to sleep. So now not only am I tired but also sad that I finished the book so soon. I cant wait for the next book to come out. Keep writing.

kathleen duey said...

Thanks for getting in touch and saying such kind things. That is my job, to keep you awake...

There's Russet....if you want more dark fantasy. It's in progress, free, with text added often...and kind of amazing, I think. It has surprised me.
http://bit.ly/UNuvX

Me, Mine & I said...

wow thanks for introducing me to Russet its very goose-bumpy

kathleen duey said...

Me, Mine & I:

It's goosebumpy for me, too. It's been very itneresting to write...
thanks! for coming back to comment..
k