Monday, February 21, 2011 | By: Taffy

10 Things I learned @ LTUE

  1.  Kate DiCamillo was rejected 500 times.
  2. Follow the publishers guidelines.
  3. Being in a live audience for Writing Excuses Podcast is hilarious.
  4. Choose a "uniform" and wear it; dress for success.
  5. Your success as a writer is directly proportional to the appearance you give.
  6. Writing is a safe way to be a sociopath.
  7. YA books are popular because they are hopeful.
  8. Write to your passion.
  9. Practice, practice, practice your pitch!
  10. You may wear a cape to LTUE 

17 comments:

Angie said...

Awesome lessons learned. Thanks for hanging out with me!

Rebecca said...

Those are great! Thanks for sharing!

Karen Dupaix said...

These are great! I could relate to most of them. I agree that it would have been nice to have a lunch break! I wish I could have gone to the "pick a uniform" class. Can you post some details from it?

Shallee said...

He he. Capes are awesome. :) It was great to meet you there!

Darvell Hunt said...

LOL.

Valerie Ipson said...

Sounds awesome!

kbrebes said...

Very cute! And, helpful!

Canda said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Canda said...

I like the take on why YA is popular. That's exactly why I read it. Adult fiction often wants to show that nothing turns out well. I'd rather read "fiction".

Rachelle said...

So cool! Thanks for sharing. I was sad to miss it this year--maybe next year!

Jessica L. Foster said...

It was so cool to meet you! Thanks for posting this list. I had to miss alot because of school--I'm glad I can get the cliff notes version. :D

Bryan Russell (Ink) said...

I wear capes everywhere, so that's good.

Writing said...

Wow- great post on LTUE. I actually know an author who dresses in steampunk all the time. IT almost made me write it just so I could wear it :) Thanks!
Lillian from Writing Snippets
www.writingsnippets.com

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Love your list. I really missed out not going. Next year . . .

Taffy said...

Karen, I think a post is coming in a few days about the uniform.

Thanks for stopping by everyone!

Lois D. Brown said...

Love it. Wish I could have gone.

Laura said...

I love the list! Lots of good things to learn at LTUE. And just FYI, that girl wears a cape even when she's not at LTUE. It's fun. I prefer over the knee green boots myself. =)

Laura J.