You May Know [Be] These Writers

There’s no way I could make these points and entertain you any better than the SCBWI-OK players/authors do in this skit created by author Susan York Meyers and videoed by author Darleen Bailey Beard.




1.  Leave perfection until you have something to rewrite.

2.  Choose one project/manuscript and finish it.

3.  Ask someone to critique your work.

4.  Follow submission guidelines.

5.  Be professional.

My thanks to author Susan York Meyers for permission to share this video.

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators


Did you recognize yourself anywhere in this skit?  Leave a comment and tell us which of the above points is hardest for you to handle.