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Heather Kelly
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Writer. Founder of The Writers' Loft. Co-chair NESCBWI Conference 2015, 2016.
Writer. Founder of The Writers' Loft. Co-chair NESCBWI Conference 2015, 2016.

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The Art of Procrastination TED Talk with Tim Urban
Well, howdy! It's been a while since I've hung out with you here. I've spent the better part of the last year doing a career-changing internship with these three dudes  and my brilliant friend Natasha Sass and a community of amazing indie authors. There's a...

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NESCBWI Gratitude and David Steindl-Rast's TED TALK: Want to be Happy? Be Grateful
When I arrived at the NESCBWI conference in April, I knew it would be the last year I was directing it. I didn't know how that would feel. I had spent two years organizing volunteers and two years co-directing the whole thing. I talked to directors who had ...

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TED Talk Tuesday: Tavi Gevinson is Still Figuring it Out
I'm dedication this blog post to the teens who make up our Teen Think Tank at the Writers' Loft . They are amazing girls who are definitely still figuring it out, but so unique, imaginative, and powerful in their own right! This TED Talk grabs onto the port...

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A Little Secret, a Little #NESCBWI16 and a Little #TEDTalk: Megan Washington and Why I Live in Mortal Dread of Public Speaking
I have a secret. It's not a big secret--and it's probably a secret many of you share with me. I hate public speaking. Well, more accurately, I hate being in any sort of spotlight. I don't want any eyes on me. Not even on my birthday. :) People sometimes say...

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#NESCBWI15 Makes Me Get Personal and TED Talk Tuesday: Brené Brown with The Power of Vulnerability
It's no secret that I've spent a good deal of the past year helping to plan and run the #NESCBWI 2015 conference. And it's no secret that I'm doing it again in 2016. (Hopefully it's no secret that I LOVE doing it!) Running a conference is a funny thing. I f...

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Awesome! This warms my heart. :)

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TED Talk Tuesday: Mac Barnett and Why a Good Book is a Secret Door
I dare you to watch Mac Barnett' s TED Talk and not 1. Laugh and 2. Be Inspired. :) I double-dog-dare you, in fact. I love Mac's reverse take on the through the wardrobe--how he wants to bring fiction alive, into real life. And I LOVE how he (and Dave Egger...

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Love this!!! You rock!!

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Heather Kelly commented on a post on Blogger.
I love to go for a long run when I'm mulling over a plot point--something about getting moving really helps my writing. I didn't go to the NY SCBWI conference (jealous!) but I'm going to the NE SCBWI conference in May, and I CAN'T WAIT!! I am totally not a morning person at all. I love Tommie's reasoning, but morning writing is not for me. :) 

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Heather Kelly commented on a post on Blogger.
Kim, welcome to the blogosphere--what a nice blog! I tried to join the site as a member, but I couldn't--maybe you might check your settings. I'd love to join! 
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