Thursday, August 19, 2010

SCBWI 2010 Summer Conference: Notes and Quotes – Writers Gail Carson Levine, Marion Dane Bauer

Gail Carson Levine:

I encourage you to make lists – no idea is stupid.

We all create plot, as we create our lives.

I am an unconscious writer. I don’t discover for years what my books are about. I learn about myself from my books.

When I am writing I don’t think in terms of the rules, story arcs, crises, etc. I think more in terms of not being boring. Not putting anyone to sleep.

Marion Dane Bauer

Marion Dane Bauer:

Write your stories. Discover your own personal truth.

I found I was writing about the need to cry. About tears, mortality, and living for today. About escaping, and returning.

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