Introducing Guest-Blogger: Avery Silverberg
Hey, SCBWI Blog Readers! My name is Avery, and I am going to be guest-blogging the rest of our Digital Workshop 2.0 series. I am the admin assistant over at SCBWI headquarters -- some of my daily responsibilities include talking to members and answering all of your questions, planning for the Golden Kite Awards by logging all the incredible books, helping out with all of our social media platforms, and so much more. Some fun facts about me are: my goal this year is to read 75 books (ah!), I have an unhealthy obsession with early 2000’s romantic comedies, and I fangirl over young adult contemporary novelist’s like it’s Coachella. I graduated college last year from Chapman University with a BFA degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Education.
Digital Workshop 2.1: Tracey Baptiste
The World Isn’t Flat: World Building for Realistic and Fantasy Stories
Before Lin introduces Tracey, we begin with a few minutes of silence to honor the death of George Floyd. “Our voices are powerful,” Lin says. “We are writing for children, and our work determines what type of adults they grow up to be. Along with the sadness we feel, I hope we can also feel hope, that we can be a part of the solution.”
New York Times Best-selling author, and MFA Creative Writing Professor at Lesley University begins her workshop with a poll: What do you think is the most important part of world-building?