You know how I love mentorships and you can't get a better opportunity than this...
SCBWI-MI proudly announces the 2014 Mentorship Program for Fiction Picture Books. This is a competition and the Grand Prize is a 12 month mentorship with acclaimed Michigan writer, Boni Ashburn, author of six fiction picture
books including, Hush, Little Dragon, Over at the Castle, I Had a Favorite Dress, Builder Goose: It's Construction Rhyme Time, and forthcoming The Fort That Jack Built. The competition is open to a pre-published Michigan resident who is a current member of SCBWI. For more details about the mentorship program and the application form, click here. Please note: the submission deadline is August 5, 2013.
Disclosure: Boni is a friend of mine and I'm already jealous of the winner. ;)
A writer friend, Shutta Crum, shared a great post today that I will pass along for two reasons:
1. to see if you fall into the trap of "ya, butting" when provided with a critique of your work (note: you should not!), and
2. to see a perfect example of "voice." I don't know the author Keith Cronin but I sure feel I do after reading his post.
Without further ado, here is your 2FER for today (dare you to say that 10 times fast!): http://writerunboxed.com/2013/07/09/two-words-writers-should-avoid/?utm_sour
Enjoy and let me know what you think.
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