Master Class on Plot with Cheryl Klein, executive editor, Arthur A. Levine Books
April 21, 2012
CONTACT: Teresa Fannin
Joint SCBWI Regions Midsouth and Carolinas
Asheville, North Carolina / 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Master Class on Plot
with Cheryl Klein
executive editor, Arthur A. Levine Books
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SCBWI regions Midsouth and Carolinas jointly offer a Master Class on Plot
with Cheryl Klein, executive editor, Arthur A. Levine Books, for MG/YA authors with a completed MG/YA manuscript. This event will take place April 21, 2012 in Asheville, North Carolina.
This event is open to SCBWI members only and is limited to 50 attendees. Registration will only allow a maximum of 25 registrants who live in KY or TN and 25 registrants who live in NC or SC to register until February 3, 2012, when any remaining open spots will be opened to any SCBWI member from any region.
Early bird rate (January 20 to February 12, 2012 ) - $100.00 includes lunch. Late rate (February 13 to February 20, 2012) - $145.00 includes lunch.
Where: Holiday Inn Biltmore East, Asheville, NC
When: Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
What: A story is what happens in a book; plot is the structure of what happens in a book, as well as the techniques the author employs to control pacing, tension, character development, and reader reaction. In this INTENSIVE master class with editor and writer Cheryl Klein, we’ll examine the care and feeding of a plot, including a number of those techniques, the DNA of action and emotional development in a novel, and the uses of subplots. You’ll also learn methods for analyzing your own plot and identifying its strengths and weaknesses, and tips for completing a thoughtful and effective revision. Participants will be asked to create a bookmap of their novel before the event (instructions will be provided), and to read one particular novel and a few handouts (also to be announced/provided later.)
Register ONLY if you have completed a MG/YA novel manuscript.
At the close of registration, registrants will receive instructions from Cheryl Klein on how to prepare bookmaps for this class. Each registrant MUST bring their bookmap to the Master Class on Plot.
Registration opens at 10 am on January 20, 2012 for SCBWI Midsouth and SCBWI Carolinas members. Sign in at scbwi.org and see your Midsouth or Carolinas regional page, then click on Regional News for instructions on how to register. You may view these instructions before January 20th, but you may not actually register until January 20th at 10 am.
If the workshop is not filled by February 3, 2012, registration will open for SCBWI members outside SCBWI Midsouth and SCBWI Carolinas.
Late registration rates begin February 13, 2012, and all registration will close February 20, 2012, to allow enough time for registrants to create their bookmaps for the event.
Holiday Inn Biltmore East
450 Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805
Toll free for reservations (888) 298-5611. Room rate code "SCBWI" through March 30, 2012. $95.00 plus taxes for single, double, triple or quad, includes breakfast and Wi-Fi.