aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

You need a TOWEL to be successful

Publishers Weekly at in on “Crafting a Career as a Children’s or Young Adult Author—Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow,” a panel presented by the PEN American Center’s Children’s Book Committee. David Levithan, who moderated the panel, was joined by authors Jane O’Connor, Richard Peck, Marilyn Singer, and Brian Floca.

Singer said a successful career needed a TOWEL, an acronym which stands for talent, optimism, widespread interests, endurance, and luck.

I always think tenacity is vital, but then my acronym would be TOWTL, which doesn’t work nearly as well.

Read more about what they had to say here.

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