Date(s) - 08/27/2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
What’s in a Word: Making Every Word Count in Picture Books
Date & Time: Saturday, August 27, 2022; 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.EDT
Thanks to a generous grant from SCBWI, we are thrilled to be able to again offer the PAL Presentation series in 2022.
* Your link to join the live webinar will be sent by 6:00 p.m. EST August 26, 2022 (the day before the event).
* The recording will be sent to all registered participants a couple of days after the webinar and will be available for re-watching for 30 days.
In poetry and in picture books, every word has always needed to pack a full punch. But with trends in picture books tending toward “less is more,” it’s increasingly essential that we consider the importance of every word we write. The picture book format also requires that we leave room for an illustrator to tell the “other half” of the story. In this webinar we’ll explore how authors can make the most of their word choices, whether in rhyme or prose, fiction or informational/nonfiction.
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JANNA MATTHIES bio to come
EXTRA! Critiques available:
Janna is offering written critiques of picture book manuscripts at $60 each. If you would like to purchase a critique, you need to do so at the time of registration.
Manuscripts should be words or less. The critique includes a detailed editorial letter and in-line comments on a Word or Google doc. These could be emailed to Janna (jannamatthies (at) gmail (dot) com) one week after the webinar (so that webinar content might be considered before submitting the piece for critique). Her turn-around time is 2-3 weeks.
Cancellation Policy & Trouble-Shooting:
Since this is an online event with a recording available for one month afterwards to watch at your own pace, there will not be any refunds issued.
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