Tuesday, October 23, 2012

WRITE ON! With or Without Outlines

Thanks to a wonderful group of writers and illustrators I had an inspiring weekend as one of the presenters at the SCBWI Canada East conference this past weekend in Ottawa. I was excited to give the opening keynote which I titled, "Hansel & Gretel Never Had Deadlines: My Writer's Process Getting Lost In The Woods". Using some cartoons of mine and many examples from my own publishing journey I gave a 50 minute talk (phew!) on the benefits of writing without always knowing where it is you are headed.

Here's a little animation I created when I got home from the conference that uses my closing lines as inspiration.


TerryLynnJohnson said...

Loved your talk, Alan! I sat beside your wife and watched her laugh at your wit and thought that was the coolest thing ever.

Just finished reading MILO and thoroughly enjoyed it! Makes me want to call my mom!

SilberBook-Blog said...

Thank you for the nice words, TerryLynn. I actually pay my wife to show up and laugh - helps keep the room in good spirits!

I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed MILO.

It was a great weekend - best of luck with all that you do!