SCBWI LA 40th Anniversary Conference-Part 5

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I wasn’t prepared for David Small.  I hadn’t known I was going to find a hero.


This is the only way I could possibly explain…

David wrote and drew to save his life.

Then he spoke about it…

*Your biography becomes your biology.

*Through this intense experience of introspection, I always expected myself to come out of it.

*My story is a story about voicelessness.  My story is a story about having your voice taken away.

*A kid with a mother that doesn’t love him or her, lives life with a hole in their heart.

*Life is a shit storm and whit is starts to rain, the only umbrella we have is art.

And then we laughed.  And we sang.  I even told him how I found my own voice.  Then, I fell in the very best kind of love, with David Small.

Monday…Judy Blume.

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  1. What a beautiful man. He gave me a very interesting piece of advice, "Write without judgment." In the past couple of weeks, I've thought a lot about what those words mean when writing the tough stuff. Thanks for sharing your photos et al.

  2. I love that. Besides, we judge ourselves more than anyone else anyway. (((hugs)))

  3. Wow. What a fantastic man. You are lucky to have encountered him personally. 🙂

  4. I feel the same way Linda!

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