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SCBWI QLD 2019 State Conference - What It Means to Craft Stories

For the first time ever, I walked into a writing conference bereft of note book and pen. I'm a fastidious note-taker by nature so this oversight was more a result of a clogged up brain in need of defragging rather then act of intent.

The distraction of having to emcee a few conference sessions for the inaugural SCBWI QLD State Conference was probably also to blame but I still managed to drag home a few significant take away points from what was a hugely successful day of sharing, caring and entertainment. You'll find some of my favourite revelations below. Visit the Story Craft page for a full outline of this year's Program and Presenters.

What sparks publishers' interest? Fresh ideasSolid ideas told in dramatically exciting new waysManuscripts that possess a hook from the get goSynopsises that hook from the get goQuietly beautiful literary works may be beautiful but make your work SHOUT its point of difference as loudly as possible
What strengthens submissions?Winning b…