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SCBWI Oregon: Level Up! with Erin Dionne

Feb 10, 2024

Online event

THE PROMISE OF A GOOD BEGINNING ⭐ Writers know that a strong beginning is critical for any story: It sets the story in motion, hooks a reader/agent/editor, and establishes character. But beginnings do so much more. In this online session, we'll explore the promises and expectations that beginnings communicate to our reader. We'll assess how to carry over those promises to the middle of our stories, and see them through at the end. With some short exercises and lots of questions and examples, audience members will leave with the tools they need to keep their promises of strong beginnings. ⭐ Erin Dionne has published middle grade novels, picture books, chapter books and nonfiction. The first two titles in her spooky new Shiver-By-the-Sea chapter book series, BELLA & THE VAMPIRE and THE WERE-WOOF (Pixel + Ink) are available now. Her essay collection, BAD CHOICES MAKE GOOD STORIES: Conversations About Writing (Table for 7 Press) details her experience of nearly fifteen years in the publishing industry and two decades of teaching writing. When not writing, she’s a professor at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA. 📌 Registration closes February 7th.