"Rx for Children's Book Creators: Getting Your Stories Right"
March 31, 2012
CONTACT: Edie Hemingway
The Bishop Claggett Center in Buckeystown, MD from 9:00 to 5:00 PM
"Rx for Children’s Book Creators: Getting Your Stories (plural) Right"
There's the story we tell, the one we write. But there's also the Writer's Story we live each day. Author, teacher and writing coach Esther Hershenhorn shares resources, exercises and opportunities to ensure both kinds of stories meaningfully intersect so you keep moving forward on your chosen plot line--growing, changing, digging deep, and returning home triumphant, different for the journey.
Sarah Dotts Barley, Associate Editor at HarperCollins Children's Books
"Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them"
Sarah will talk about common mistakes editors see in new writers' work and will point out those especially personal and finicky ones--not every book and every editor is meant for the other, after all. She'll also look at how writers can work toward eliminating the common mistakes so they can write their own uncommonly good books.
Rachel Orr, Literary Agent with Prospect Agency
"Voices Carry: Discovering and Developing Your Own Personal Style"
Voices can be the hardest element to master, yet it's probably the most important factor that agents and editors look for in new writers. By examining the work of our influences--and taking a critical look at our own work--Rachel will discuss how to develop our natural voices, as well as how to use voice to create likable (yet realistic) characters. She'll also explore the effective use of intentional repetition, first-person vs. third-person voice, multiple viewpoints and other experimental formats, and dialect.
For complete details and to register, go to http://www.mddewvscbwi.org.
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