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Speaker Profile - Dee White

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
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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

I have 16 published books for children and young adults.

Presentation Description:


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

I run online classes for writers of all ages through my blog

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.