Why attend SCBWI meetings?

Do you go to only the meetings with subjects that relate to your writing interest, or attend them all?  I personally like to go to every single meeting. Regardless of whether the speaker is a writer or illustrator of young adult, middle grade, or picture books, they all leave me with some tidbit that makes my attendance worthwhile. Sometimes it is a few words of encouragement that send me back to my manuscript with new vigor, and others its specific information on how to refine and get published my young adult novel. Mostly, I think it is therapeutic to be around other people who have the same interest that I do, people who understand the challenges that I face on a daily basis as a writer, spoken or unspoken.


About nwharrisbooks

Born and raised in a small town in north Georgia, my imagination evolved under the swaying pines surrounding my family's log home. On summer days that were too hot, winter days that were too cold, and every night into the wee hours I read books. My face was rarely seen, always hidden behind a binding. I was nurtured on fiction. Now it is my turn to create some of my own. I live in sunny southern California with my beautiful wife and two perfect children (I may be biased). I write like I read, constantly. I studied anthropology at UCSB and medicine at SUNY Buffallo.
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1 Response to Why attend SCBWI meetings?

  1. Mary Pearson says:

    I’m so glad you got connected with SCBWI and a writer’s group. It helps so much to talk with other people who are going through the same hills and valleys that you are, not to mention the skills they help you add to your writers tool box.

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