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Picture Books (PB) / Re: Author Website-Before Published
« Last post by JulieM on July 24, 2021, 04:51 PM »
Ditto. I did the same as has already been mentioned, just for my own comfort.
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: Author Website-Before Published
« Last post by Vijaya on July 24, 2021, 02:38 PM »
I like "writer" because that's what I truly am and even if nobody publishes my work I'll always be a writer :writing3
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: Author Website-Before Published
« Last post by mrh on July 24, 2021, 12:10 PM »
I think the general understanding is to use "author" after publication and "writer" either before or after. But it's not a huge deal.
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: Author Website-Before Published
« Last post by christy-matthes on July 24, 2021, 12:06 PM »
Thank you! I appreciate the input.
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: Author Website-Before Published
« Last post by dkshumaker on July 24, 2021, 11:23 AM »
Hi Christy,

I don't think it matters a great deal. No one is going to likely notice. But, for what it's worth, I called myself a Children's Writer on my website when I was pre-published. I felt more comfortable with that title.
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Picture Books (PB) / Author Website-Before Published
« Last post by christy-matthes on July 24, 2021, 07:44 AM »
 :help2
Hi,

It has been recommended to me that an author's website be established before being published. I'm about 1/2 finished with the design and wonder: Can you call yourself an author before actually being published? I want to place on my header children's book author, but should I call myself a writer?

I've seen a few opinions on this and thought I'd throw this out there to the SCBWI community.

Thanks.
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Contests and Challenges / Re: Haunted States of America Contest
« Last post by kathleen-lovell on July 23, 2021, 04:54 AM »
Thanks for your efforts Michael!
Hoping for the best for everyone.
We should support and celebrate virtually when this is decided.
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I can highly recommend The Novelry,  https://www.thenovelry.com/write-a-book

It has transformed my MG writing
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One of my all time favorite PBs: A Violin for Elva by Mary Lyn Ray. Published in 2015, so somewhat recent. . .
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Contests and Challenges / Re: Haunted States of America Contest
« Last post by michael-toledano on July 22, 2021, 08:33 AM »
Hey everyone,

I actually decided to email customer service at Macmillan just to ask if there is a timeline and I was told that I should check back with SCBWI because it is part of their submission process... I'm guessing this was just a customer service rep who may not have had the full picture, but oh well. Just thought I'd share.
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