Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Writer Intensives!!! (There's still some room in these amazing experiences on Monday August 4, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA!

The writer intensives at #LA14SCBWI are selling out, so grab these opportunities while they're still available!

Literary Agent Josh Adams of Adams Literary, who is a great character himself, on Character: Creating Memorable Protagonists (Morning Intensive A)

Bonnie Bader, Associate Publisher of Frederick Warne (where she oversees the Peter Rabbit and Spot publishing programs, as well as Editor-in-Chief of Penguin Young Readers/Early Readers (where she heads up the leveled reader and 8x8 programs) on How to Hook Readers from the Beginning of your Book so they'll Never let Go (All-Day Intensive B)

Thriller author Lamar Giles on Writing a YA Thriller (Morning Intensive C)

Deborah Halverson, editor and author of "Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies" on Crafting a Youthful Narrative Voice and Sensibility in MG/YA Fiction (Morning Intensive D)

Krista Marino, Executive Editor at Delacorte Press (Random House Children's Books) on World Building (best for fantasy, science fiction and speculative MG and YA fiction. Morning Intensive E)

Newbery-Winning Author Linda Sue Park's Write Here Right Now! A Novel Revision Workout (Morning Intensive F)

Literary Agent Kelly Sonnack of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency on Finessing Your First Pages (Morning Intensive I)

Andrea Welch, Senior Editor at Beach Lane Books, on Measuring Up Your Manuscript on the Ten Essential Picture Book Elements (Morning Intensive K and Afternoon Intensive M)

Speed Pitching Agents Alexandra Penfold (Upstart Crow) and Erin Murphy (Erin Murphy Literary Agency) (Morning Intensive L and Afternoon Intensive N)

Speed Pitching Agents Linda Pratt (Wernick & Pratt Agency) and Sarah Davies (Morning Intensive M)

Author of over 100 books for kids (and incredible live storyteller) Bruce Coville on The Light Fantastic - Writing Compelling Fantasies - where he'll do an "annotated storytelling" of the first two chapters of The Monster's Ring examining the tricks and techniques he used, and then explore ten specific tips for writing compelling Fantasies. (Afternoon Intensive A)

Agent Sarah Davies on What It Takes - an interactive, inside look at how to break in, how deals are done, surviving the publishing rollercoaster and building a career. (Afternoon Intensive C)

Editor and Consultant Emma Dryden on Robust Revision - Techniques and tools for picture books, middle grade and young adult authors. (Afternoon Intensive D)

Krista Marino, Executive Editor at Delacorte Press (Random House Children's Books) on Show It, Don't Tell It - Making Your YA Voice Stronger. (Afternoon Intensive G)

Agent Jen RofĂ© on The "So What?" Factor (Afternoon Intensive H)

Jill Santopolo, Executive Editor at Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group (Penguin Random House) on From Beginning To End: Tips on Plotting Your Plot (Afternoon Intensive I)

Sara Sargent, editor at Simon Pulse (an imprint of Simon & Schuster) on the key to writing that "unputdownable" book - The Tension Headache: Raising the Stakes in your Manuscript. (Afternoon Intensive J)

Julie Strauss-Gabel, Vice President and Publisher of Dutton Children's Books (Penguin Random House) on, whether you're published yet or not, deciding what you should write next: At the Crossroads: Choosing Your Next Project. (Afternoon Intensive K)

We hope to see you at the Summer Conference, and at the Monday intensives! Click for Conference, registration and more information on the intensives.

Illustrate and Write On,

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