June 15, 2013
CONTACT: Patti Buff
Deutsches-Amerikanisches Zentrum, Stuttgart; 10:30-15:00
Writing Workshop with Tracy Barrett, author
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Deutsches-Amerikanisches Zentrum, Stuttgart (http://www.daz.org/)
70173 Stuttgart (old yellow ochre colored building, enter from Courtyard, at the turret)
Part 1: The Ten Commandments of Writing Historical Fiction for Young Readers
Three of Tracy's novels are historical fiction (one with elements of fantasy) and the other six include history (time travel, ghost story, etc.). Tracy will talk with us about accuracy (both factual and “emotional”), research (including some little-known but reliable sources), language, dialogue, creating realistic but relatable characters, and other aspects of creating a historical fiction novel
[break for lunch, pay-for-your-own] Amadeus (http://amadeus-stuttgart.de/)
Part 2: Turning off the Internal Editor
One of the most common causes of writer’s block is that nagging little voice that tells you that it’s all wrong, it’s too wordy, the dialog sounds forced, you’ll never get it right, and who are you to think you could write a book, anyway? Even if you’ve successfully published before, but especially if you haven’t, that little voice can quench your enthusiasm and creative urge. How do you turn it off? An interactive presentation with exercises.
(50% deposit must be received by Friday, May 31st, non-refundable)
SCBWI members: 40 Euros
non-members: 50 Euros
One-on-One Critiques (optional)
SCBWI members: 30 Euros
non-members: 35 Euros
10 double-spaced standard pages, plus one-page single-spaced synopsis, or one picture-book manuscript. Submission Deadline:
0800 (CET), Monday, May 6, 2013. Appointments times immediately follow the workshop.
To Register, or for more information
Please contact Patti Buff, Event Registration volunteer, email@example.com. She will let you know where/how to send your deposit and to answer additional questions you might have about the event.
About Tracy Barrett (www.tracybarrett.com)
Tracy has written nine YA novels (listed below). She is very active in SCBWI and has a blog (http://goodbyedayjob.blogspot.de/). Find out more on her website & blog!
This tale of love, faith, and betrayal retells the myth of the minotaur as never before.
as told by Telemachos, the son of Odysseus
Book 4 of The Sherlock Files
Book 3 of The Sherlock Files
Book 2 of The Sherlock Files
Book 1 of The Sherlock Files
Will Hector be able to right an ancient wrong?
Is helping a mysterious new friend worth the risk?
Intrigue in the world of medieval Byzantium