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Webinar with Author/Illustrator Carolyn Dee Flores

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Date(s) - 02/23/2020 - 03/01/2020
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

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February 23rd Webinar

6:00 – 7:30 Central Time  Register below.

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Author/Illustrator Carolyn Dee Flores

Carolyn Dee Flores loves books so much, she started writing and illustrating her own books when she was in second grade.

Carolyn’s father was in the U.S. Air Force. So, her family traveled all over the world.

But everywhere, always, Carolyn’s favorite thing was reading books!

When Carolyn grew up, she attended Trinity University, and worked as a computer analyst.

She became a professional rock musician and a composer.

She wrote soundtracks for television and film.

But, finally, Carolyn came back to what she loved the most – writing and illustrating children’s books!

Carolyn is now working on her twelfth book for children!

Website: www.carolynflores.com

Email: carolyn@carolynflores.com

 

Portfolio: http://www.carolynflores.com/portfolio.html

Blog: https://carolyndeeflores.tumblr.com

 

Books:

The Amazing Watercolor Fish – Angie Karcher’s Best in Rhyme 2018 List

Thanku (2019)

A Surprise For Teresita – Golden Kite Finalist 2017

Sing, Froggie, Sing

Dale, dale, dale

Ghost Tracks of San Antonio

Multicultural Literature for Latino Bilingual Children: Their words, their worlds

Daughters of Two Nations

 

Skipping Stones 2014 Award for Excellence in Multicultural Literature

2014-2015 Tejas Star Reading List

2015-2016 Tejas Star Reading List

Finalist for 2014 Tomas Rivera Award

20 Most Remarkable Books of 2014

Best 20 Latino Books From 2014

National Picture Book Champion November 9, 2014

Inaugural #WeNeedDiverseBooks Illustration Mentor

Artist for the 2016 TxLA Disaster Relief Fund Auction

San Antonio Book Festival Programming Committee

Proud signer of A DECLARATION IN SUPPORT OF CHILDREN by thebrownbookshelf.com

 

March 22nd Webinar 

6:00 – 7:30 Central Time Register below.

Author Ellen Hopkins

Ellen Hopkins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of fourteen young adult novels, as well as the adult novels Triangles, Collateral, and Love Lies Beneath. She lives with her family in Carson City, Nevada, where she has founded Ventana Sierra, a nonprofit youth housing and resource initiative. Visit her at EllenHopkins.com and on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter at @EllenHopkinsLit.

Tips for Writers on Writing:

1.Try to write every day, even if it’s just a sentence or two in a journal, a short poem or a character sketch. If you miss a day, don’t beat yourself up. Writing should be something you love to do, not something you have to do.

2.Always keep a notebook by your bed and in your purse, pocket or glove box. Jot down those ideas or character sketches when the muse strikes. You can always flesh them out later.

3.Study your craft. Writing is one thing. Writing well is another. If you can, take classes online or at a community college. If you can’t, buy or borrow books on craft. Be the best writer you can be.

4.Other classes to consider are psychology, sociology, philosophy and religion. All these give you insight into the human psyched and character, IMHO, is what the best stories are all about.

5.Read, read and read some more. What is it about a poem or story or book that makes you love-or hate-it? What works for you, and what doesn’t?

6.Join a critique group. Sit in on a session or two before sharing, so you know if the group seems like one you can trust to offer fair, but kind, criticism of your work. It’s good to have other eyes on your writing, but not mean spirited eyes.

7.If you can’t find a group you like, start your own. Find other writers in your area, especially those who write the same kinds of things you’re writing. If it’s too hard to meet in person, trade writing for critique online.

8.Handwritten work is easy to lose, through moves, fires, floods and other events. If you’re going to submit, you’re going to have to put your work into a computer at some point. But even if you’re just writing for yourself, put everything into a universal word processing program (WORD is recommended) and store it both on your hard drive and on a flash drive, which is portable. Keep that in a safe place.

9.Writer’s block can and does happen. Take a break. Take a walk. Personally, I take a hot tub. The bubbles seem to work wonders for me when I get stuck.

Website: http://www.ellenhopkins.com/index.html

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February 23rd Webinar - 6-7:30 CT - Author/Illustrator Carolyn Dee Flores Non-Member Price - $25.00
Carolyn Dee Flores will share her process on writing and illustrating plus her Top 10 Tips to becoming published.


March 22nd Webinar - 6-7:30 CT - Author Ellen Hopkins Non-Member Price - $25.00
Join award winning novelist Ellen Hopkins as she shares what she's learned in her long, successful career and how writing novels in verse open doors to discuss difficult subjects.


February 23rd Webinar - 6-7:30 CT - Author/Illustrator Carolyn Dee Flores SCBWI Member Price - $20.00

This price is only available for SCBWI members.

Carolyn Dee Flores will share her process on writing and illustrating plus her Top 10 Tips to becoming published.


March 22nd Webinar - 6-7:30 CT - Author Ellen Hopkins SCBWI Member Price - $20.00

This price is only available for SCBWI members.

Join award winning novelist Ellen Hopkins as she shares what she's learned in her long, successful career and how writing novels in verse open doors to discuss difficult subjects.


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