Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Nine Things From LA

    Great writer friends -- Namoi Canale, Craig Lew & Sarah McGuire
  1. Judy Blume is "sucky" at plot.
  2. Jon Scieszka wore a lot of hand-me-downs. 
  3. He also broke his little brother several times.
  4. Donna Jo Napoli's desk is in her laundry room, next to the washer & dryer.
  5. It's not so much talent as determination that gets you there.
  6. Gary Paulsen was cheated by a crooked publishing company.
  7. He believes you should be able to hunt lawyers.
  8. Every writer -- every.  single.  writer -- gets rejections. 
  9. According to Laurie Halse Anderson, we're all going to die.  Keep things in perspective.


  1. 10. It is possible to become a lovely shade of green from reading everyone's awesome LA11SCBWI updates.

    Other than that, #7 is my favorite. :)

  2. I wish you could have been there! It would have been lovely to see you!