Linda Sue Park is a Newbery Medal winning author.
Linda Sue Park has written eight picture books and nine novels, and still thinks that every book she writes will be her last.
She is still nervous about speaking.
Linda says she not to believe in yourself--just believe in your story!
If you want to improve at writing, you have to put in the time.
Critique strategy: Say okay. Saying okay does not necessarily mean you are agreeing to all of the changes.
Focus on the story--not yourself!
As a writer, trust the reader. Linda Sue Park disliked books telling her what to think and how to feel. Don't be preachy!
Work as hard as you can--and if you get a little bit lucky--you can succeed!
"Courage is when you are afraid and go through the ordeal anyway."