by Neysa CM Jensen
Down in Cedar City next weekend (March 29), you have the amazing opportunity to learn from some of the best writers in the state. SCBWI (that stands for Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) is sponsoring the workshop.
I always recommend that writers and illustrators attend conferences as often as possible. First, it's great inspiration. I almost always come home ramped up and ready with new ideas and techniques. Second, it's a great way to meet others in the writing community, and we all need our tribe. Whether you form a critique group or just have someone else to talk to, writing friends are essential. And third, you will always learn something. And writing is one of those crafts where we never stop learning. Sometimes a speaker will explain a concept you've heard 100 times before, only now it finally clicks. Often, I find that progress I have made leaves me open to the next rung on the ladder that I wasn't ready to really hear in the past.
Here are some of the highlights: