Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Spring Conference, 2017

Last weekend I attended the SCBWI Conference in Citrus Heights. It was an interesting experience. Lyn Meredith was so enthused about last year’s conference, but this one, we both agreed, was kind of “meh.” However, we both agreed that there were parts that were excellent. I’m not going to address the “meh” parts, except to say that several people walked out of one presentation and I fell asleep during another one. Author Denise Vega’s contribution was “The End?! Invigorating your picture book with surprise, twist, and resonant endings.” She identified five (of many) types of endings: Unexpected, or twist ending, …

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