SCBWI

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Children's Book Writers
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Speaker Profile - Dee White

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Other and Writer

Region: Australia East/New Zealand
Age Levels: 5-10, 11-13, and 14-17
Will Travel: Anywhere in the world
Skype Visit: Yes
SCBWI Profile: Member Profile
Speaker Email: dee@deescribe.com.au
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Bio:
I have wanted to be an author since I was seven, and I'm passionate about encouraging new authors of all ages. 


At my blog http://writingclassesforkids I run online writing classes and writing competitions to help writers develop their skills and chances of publication.

I have run workshops in various states of Australia for writers of all ages.

 I've always loved reading and writing and have worked as a journalist and advertising copywriter. 

I publish writing tips, reviews and author/illustrator interviews at my blog http://deescribewriting.wordpress.com

I have 16 published books for children and young adults.


Presentation Description:

MY BOOKS

I have undertaken writing workshops for children and adults throughout Australia.

I run online classes for writers of all ages through my blog http://writingclassesforkids.com

My specialty is tailoring workshops to suit the individual needs of schools and festivals.

Some of my most popular workshops/masterclasses/panels include:

1 Writing workshops on anti-bullying - creating an anti-bullying super hero.

2. Heroes and Villains - Creating Great Characters.

3. From Portrait to Prose - Using a picture to tell a story.

4. How to run a successful author blog tour.

5. Creating an author blog that people will read.

6. Making the most of your world wide SCBWI Membership - I am currently undertaking a mentorship with Ellen Hopkins through SCBWI Nevada.

7. Making a Scene - looking at scene development and identifying what's working and what's not.

8. The Plot Thickens - Looking at how to add spice to your plot.

9. 1/2 day session for teen writers.

10. Creating a strong Character Voice.

11. Point of View.

12. Editing - getting your work ready for publication.


The content and length of my sessions can be tailored to your needs.