Oh. One Last Thing…

Knowledge & Sharing 

Knowledge is power. It emboldens us to complete our tasks, try new things and work towards success.

I remember, as a kid, every time I learned something new I made sure everyone in my family learned it. I can’t say that my sisters were thrilled with this enforced education, or that my parents were either. In some of us there is the need to share every little morsel of information we glean from any source, as I continually did with my sisters who complain about it to this day.

Our SCBWI C Annual Fall Conference is packed full of knowledge of the art and craft of writing and illustrating for children.

How do you revise? What does it take to get an agent? What does an Art Director want? How do I market my books and myself?  How do I make my story a page turner? How do I keep a series interesting? Do rhyming picture books sell?

We have speakers who will be working to answer these questions and more, giving you suggestions, techniques, formulas and all sorts of tips and tidbits in your own journey in writing and illustrating for children.

That’s why we have these conferences. What we are talking about now is much different from a kid showing off her smarts to her siblings.

WHY DO WE HAVE A BLOGGING AND RECORDING POLICY? 

Our speakers are professional writers and illustrators who have been tested and found success in a very competitive marketplace, children’s literature. They work not only at their own writing and illustrating, but are willing to put together programs and share their hard won knowledge. And, they may do this, not only in our Carolinas region, but in other SCBWI regions around the world and in other venues where writing and illustrating programs take place.

As an attendee at our conference, you have paid to participate in these presentations. We ask that you respect our speakers willingness to share by not giving away what is their proprietary work, be it a unique formula for revision that a speaker has developed over years of writing, or, be it an insight into how a simple marketing plan can increase your visibility and that of your book.

Below is the SCBWI Blogging/Recording Policy. Read the policy. Whether you are blogging, tweeting, posting on Facebook, on Google + or any social media,  please respect the amount of the time and energy our presenters have put into this conference.

Please read the SCBWI Policy on Blogging and Recording 

SCBWI Carolinas BLOGGING/RECORDING POLICY   By registering for this conference, you acknowledge that audio taping, video taping and/or transmitting or aiding in any of the foregoing of any part of the conference (including, but not limited to, presentations, individual sessions and networking events) is prohibited. Additionally, the material in all handouts and presentations is copyrighted and may not be reprinted, blogged, written, orally transmitted, and/or reproduced without written permission of the copyright holder only. If you are found in violation of the above, SCBWI reserves the right to remove you from the conference and bar you from attending future conferences.

While we think it’s great when bloggers share thoughts about their overall experience, offer a personal anecdote, and/or briefly talk about something that resonated with them, it is equally important that bloggers not give away that which is not theirs to give. The fair use policy issued by SCBWI above refers to speakers’ rights, authors’ rights, and illustrators’ rights, under any circumstances, and it pertains to the content of our speakers’ talks, workshops, and/or handouts. This falls into the category of protecting intellectual property. Again, personal impressions, a quote that is cited, and/or a general overview would be considerate. However, it would be a breach of copyright law to give away a detailed report of a presenter’s material.

Thank you in advance for taking this policy into account. Your professionalism is greatly appreciated.