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“Follow your bliss” and other words to live by from the SCBWI Wild Wild Mid-West Conference 2013

“Work hard – Luck comes to those who show up.” Jane Yolen

“Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.” – Arnold H. Glasow (shared by Jane Yolen)

“Before you can be anything, you have to be yourself.” Lin Oliver

“Follow your Weirdness.” Bruce Coville (shared by Lin Oliver)

“Finish. B.I.C. – Butt In Chair.”  Lin Oliver + Jane Yolen

“Someday I want to be a really old guy making art.” Peter Brown

“You do need to invest in yourself.” Leslie Helakoski

“Follow your Bliss.”  Laurent Linn

“Begin in fear, end in love.” Frannie Billingsley

“Illustrators have a great idea of what not to say.”  Frances Gilbert

“I like to flirt with the gutter.” Peter Brown on Picture Book Design

“What is your book about?”  Jill Corcoran

“I will write something that will crack open the heart.” Kathi Appelt

I am overwhelmed & saturated with all of the wisdom, creativity, honesty and presence of kindred spirits I encountered this past weekend.  I filled my notebook.  These are fragments of some of the voices that captured me and spoke extra-loud at this particular moment on my journey.  I am so grateful.


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