Image via WikipediaTo all you writers out here here's some wonderful advice from the author of The Giver and several dozen other books, Lois Lowry.
"retell your own stories from your life
give sorrow words
give happiness words,
give jealousy words,
give anxiety words,
give fear words -
take those intense emotions you've experienced in your life, and give them words."
Thanks to Lee Wind for taking notes and blogging them so that those of us who can't attend the SCBWI Conference in New York this weekend can share insights into the creative process of greats like Lois Lowry.