NOVEMBER Middle Grade and Young Adult Opportunities

Welcome to the MG/YA Opportunities post! Find all of the monthly opportunities on the MG/YA support page! All opportunities listed are available to anyone with an internet connection.


REFLECTION ON OCTOBER
Lexi’s NOVEMBER GAME PLAN
LOOKING AHEAD

Does your local writing organization, SCBWI region, etc. host virtual events that are available to anyone with an internet connection? Would you like them listed here?  Please share the info in the comments, or use our Contact Form.

To see all the monthly opportunities, what’s available all year long, and what’s coming up the rest of this year, visit the MG/YA SUPPORT resource page.

Hey writers,

We are more than three-quarters of the way through our year. Thank you to all of the writers who have taken the time to reflect and share with us so far this year! If you haven’t had a chance yet, I invite you to join me in sharing your goals! It’s never too late to start!

I invite you to:

  1. Pick one resource or opportunity. Think about what you’re working on right now and pick something that will help you make progress with that work!
  2. Share your experiences with resources over the last month and what opportunities you want to pursue in the next month in the comments!

Will you join me on this journey?

REFLECTIONS ON OCTOBER

In OCTOBER, I gave myself some grace. I took a step back from commitments that were feeling overwhelming and found time to write and create in bits and pockets when I was feeling inspired. I continue to work through Highlight’s “Seize the Reader,” course. There isn’t a lot of physical writing to point to, but the space to experience, learn, and find excitement in writing is there again! I trust that the writing will come.

What did you accomplish this month? Don’t forget to share in the comments!


Lexi’s NOVEMBER GAME PLAN

This month I want to find consistent time to write and insist on BIC (butt in chair) at least once a week. I am looking for those opportunities that will inspire me to make BIC happen!

  • LitMingles (free)
    Every month, the Los Angeles Region SCBWI hosts multiple LitMingles, opportunities to discuss topics of interest to kidlit writers and illustrators. For this month’s LitMingles calendar, go to the link above and then click the “LitMingle Calendar” link at the top of the landing page. Hosted by SCBWI Los Angeles, open to everyone via Zoom. 
  • Expressive Writing Practices for Serenity, Creativity, and Joy Expressive writing practices can be a highly accessible, effective tool for enhancing creativity, professional development, and shifting our mood during challenging times. In this workshop, we’ll engage with several structured journaling techniques to help clarify and organize thoughts, while inspiring ideas for writing projects and managing stress

What will you accomplish this month? Let’s celebrate each other in the comments!


 REGISTER IN NOVEMBER, HAPPENING LATER:

Keep an eye on some FUTURE opportunities you might want to register for early:

HIGHLIGHTS FOUNDATION COURSES($)

THE LOFT– Here are two that caught my eye! There are lots of fall opportunities listed!

  • Trust Your Writing: How to Listen to What Your Draft is Telling You We want readers to trust the writer and writers to trust the story. For that, writers need to trust their process. But how can you when you’re not sure what you’re doing? This class offers guidelines to provide more secure footing as you navigate writing or revising a full draft, regardless of genre. Learn the dos and don’ts of writing character descriptions and dialogue.

Alright! Now it’s your turn. Share your reflections on OCTOBER and game plan for NOVEMBER below in the comments!


Does your local writing organization, SCBWI region, etc. host virtual events that are available to anyone with an internet connection? Would you like them listed here?  Please share the info in the comments, or use our Contact Form.


Months of a Year Banner Illustrations by Lexi Donahue
Featured Image Line Art by Valenty, Can Stock Photos

 

2 comments

  1. I find the reading, studying, learning and reflecting time to be as beneficial, and sometimes more so, than actual writing. Sometimes taking the downtime to do that can result in exponentially more creative output.

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