I’m honored to be up in Monterey, California, today, on the faculty of this year’s Big Sur Children’s Writers Workshop. Hosted by Andrea Brown Literary Agency, this three-day workshop “brings top tier professionals together with both beginner and seasoned writers.” Writers mingle and discuss their works with editors, agents, and published authors and attend small group sessions where one-on-one feedback is provided. My role is to be a “mentor,” facilitating discussion of ten pages of each participant’s writing. I get to add my two cents on the pages as well. The groups meet several times, there are keynotes to attend, and have downtime for writing, which can be revision based on feedback or work on new material, inspired by those comments and the weekend in general. What a wonderful event!