Events
MFA Editing and Coaching
MFA Editing and Coaching
Date:
Monday, 6 June 2022
Venue:
Southern New Hampshire University

MFA 608 is a graduate course at SNHU (Southern New Hampshire University). In this class (3 credits) students, “Define and practice the types of editing and examine their use at different stages of revision. Become familiar with methods of revision and editing in order to apply them to one’s own writing and that of their clients. Explore the role of the editor-as-coach, and practice a coaching approach to editing. Learn strategies for building an editing and coaching clientele.”

 

SCBWI International Conference
Date:
Saturday, 6 August 2022
Venue:
SCBWI International Conference

Five Steps for Crafting a Compelling Nonfiction Book Proposal

Norman A. Sugarman Biography Honor Ceremony
Norman A. Sugarman Biography Honor Ceremony
Date:
Thursday, 29 September 2022
Time:
9/29/22 9:00 pm
Venue:
Cleveland Public Library Virtual Awards Ceremony

Join me as the Cleveland Public Library honors The Elephants Come Home as a Norman A. Sugarman Children’s Biography Honor Book.

 

Picture Book I Class
Picture Book I Class
Date:
Saturday, 1 October 2022
Venue:
UCLA Extensions via Zoom Classroom

Offered through UCLA Extensions, Picture Book I  Writing X 441.1 (3 credits) is available for students to earn 3 credits or for adult, non-students interested in learning about writing picture books. “Created for the beginning writer, this course explores the various genres within the category of children’s picture books, including nonfiction, writing in rhyme, classics, and concept books for young children. Writing exercises focus on improving fundamental craft skills, such as characterization, story structure, setting, voice, and point-of-view. You are encouraged to expand your creative thinking in order to develop your own unique writing style (your voice), and a peer feedback group provides a nurturing atmosphere for discussion of each writer’s work. The goal is to complete a draft of a picture book manuscript and a market list of potential publishers.”

Character Bible Workshop
Character Bible Workshop
Date:
Saturday, 10 December 2022
Time:
12/10/22 10:00 am
Venue:
RMC SCBWI

What does your protagonist hide in their sock drawer? What’s your character’s favorite fountain drink? What’s their essential wound? When your character gossips, what are they talking about and why (and what’s the scoop on them)?

If you don’t know, this is the workshop for you!

Come and get to know:

  • what your character wants
  • why they want it
  • what they’re willing to do to get it!

My workshop will be hosted by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the SCBWI: How to Create a Character Bible!

December 10, 2022 10:00am Mountain Time

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