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Writing

On the path to publication,

each writer's journey is different.

Here are some resources that I've found helpful. 

 With authors (L-R) Veera Hiranandani, Sheela Chari, and Sayantani DasGupta in New York.

With authors (L-R) Veera Hiranandani, Sheela Chari, and Sayantani DasGupta in New York.

Critique groups

Meeting regularly with other writers to share work and support one another has helped me tremendously. Find your tribe!

 Launch party with SCBWI critique partners Greg Trine (L) and Gina Young (R) in Ventura, CA.

Launch party with SCBWI critique partners Greg Trine (L) and Gina Young (R) in Ventura, CA.

Writing organizations

SCBWI -  The Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators - a national organization with many vibrant regional chapters and major annual conference.

The Authors Guild - advocacy, contract review, continuing education and more.

 Cats possess exquisite editorial sensibilities. Mister Y removes some text.

Cats possess exquisite editorial sensibilities. Mister Y removes some text.

Other helpers

Pets. No, really-- whether as editors or lap-sitters, my cats X, Y, and Z often contribute to my manuscripts. If only they could type.