Tuesday, August 23, 2011

More Wise Quotes from the Recent SCBWI 2011 Summer Conference

At the recent SCBWI Summer Conference one of the keynote speakers was a surprise—the amazing Judy Blume, who stepped in at the last minute for an ailing John Green. 
Below are a few wise comments from Ms. Blume, who was interviewed by one of my favorite people:  Executive Director and co-founder of SCBWI, Lin Oliver.

I don't' like to give advice because there's' no one way (to write).  Try a lot of ways and find one that works for you!

The stuff that's going to matter is what's coming from deep inside.

The reason (to write) was always to find out what was going to happen.

I heard (someone say) don't even think of writing something not taking place in the present.  (I say) don't ever listen to anything like that!

I listen--everyone who writes has to get out there and listen and observe.

Writing slang isn't great if you want to write fiction that lasts.

Writing not only changed my life, it saved my life.

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