So I had a total blast presenting at our Austin SCBWI meeting this past Saturday. I talked about how to put the power into PowerPoint, and I plan to post on that subject separately, but one of the biggest points I tried to get across was that just like our writing should have our voice, our PowerPoint presentations (and presentations in general) should be unique to us. And we should have fun with them. I certainly had a good time!
Huge thank you to everyone who came out to hear me speak!
My upcoming events are a Creative Writing workshop at the high school in Woodstock, VA next week followed by an author panel at the Virginia Festival of the Book. I'm totally looking forward to both! And my agent Laura Rennert will also be in Virginia, so I'll get a chance to catch up with her.
Over on THE TEXAS SWEETHEARTS blog, we have a big announcement and a contest!
First, we've started a critique service. You can check out all the details here!
And second, Madeline Smoot, editor at Blooming Tree Press, has offered up a query and first ten pages critique for one lucky winner. So if you're interested, head over and check it out.
btw, do you know how valuable getting editorial feedback is? It's huge.
Now it's back to writing for me! I'm rocking on my new manuscript and loving it which is most important of all!
Have a great week!