Event: 2017 Boot Camps

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REGISTRATION LINKS COMING SOON!!

 

SCBWI FLORIDA ANNUAL BOOT CAMPS

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

      (Bonus PB Boot Camp, SEPTEMBER 24)

          10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

                                                  COST: $75.00 for members, $115.00 for non-members

 

Gainesville—All Genres

Joyce Sweeney and Stacie Ramey

Saint Leo University Gainesville Educational Center

Story and Structure—Stacie and Joyce will be putting the focus on the shape and structure of your work in progress (WIP). We will first help you identify what shape your project wants to take—picture book, chapter book, middle grade, YA, or verse novel. Then, through exercises and in-class writing, help you explore how to make good choices about point of view, pacing, and other elements of structure to make your story all it can be. Bring your WIP and be ready to learn and write.  

 

Sarasota—Illustrators

Ethan Long and Linda Shute

Ringling College of Art + Design

K.I.S.S.S.S. (Keep it Streamlined, Spontaneous and Simple, Stupid!)—Linda and Ethan will provide practical tips and well-proven methods for having a long, well-rounded career as an illustrator (and creator) of children’s books. They will discuss how to stay inspired, focused and on track, and how to know when to stop messing with your masterpiece. Writing and sketching exercises will help silence your inner critic. They will share personal stories of success and failure to help you navigate your own process.  Bring a sketch pad, journal, or laptop/Wacom and pencils.

 

Davie—Novels

Marjetta Geerling and Dorian Cirrone

Broward College

Building 19, Room 315

Why It Matters: Getting to the Heart of Your Novel—In this Boot Camp, Marjetta and Dorian will help you discover the deep universal truth of your novel that you might not even be aware of. Exercises designed to uncover hidden layers and depths will help you avoid the treacherous passages of saggy middles and instead create a story with emotional resonance, consequence, and heart. Bring your work in progress and be prepared to make meaningful progress with your writing.

 

Tampa BAY—Picture Books

Rob Sanders and Sylvia Whitman

Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)

The Power of Story in Picture Books—This Boot Camp will focus on pictures books—non-fiction, narrative non-fiction, and fiction—and the power of story. From story idea, to finding the heart of the story, to point of view and perspective, we’ll help you find the path that can make your work-in-progress (WIP) a viable picture book manuscript in today’s competitive picture book marketplace. Sylvia and Rob will lead you through a series of lectures, discussions, explorations, and writing exercises. Bring your WIP, laptop, and loads of energy. 

 

Palm Coast—Picture Books

Katy Duffield and Fred Koehler

Flagler County Art League

Draft in a Day (or at Least a Solid Start!): Let’s Write a Picture Book—Author-Illustrator Fred Koehler and author Katy Duffield will guide you through writing a picture book first draft. You’ll brainstorm ideas and begin fleshing them out, craft killer first lines, deal with messy middles, and discover ways to nail that all-important ending. Bring your laptop or writing pad and favorite pen and come ready to write! Fred and Katy will help you get a great start on a solid first draft!

 

Windermere/Orlando—Novels

Vivi Barnes and Christina Farley

Windermere Community Room

Building Blocks of a Successful Novel—Vivi and Christina will help you reach new heights in building a novel that will stand out in the crowded market. From concept through final draft, they'll take you through each step of the process, exploring effective plotting techniques, developing multi-dimensional characters, and creating your ideal world. You’ll discover how to write stories that tug at the heart and make readers fly through your pages. Bring a laptop or notebook and your work in progress/novel ideas.

 

ST. Leo—Novels

Lorin Oberweger and Sarah McGuire Koehler

Saint Leo University

(Un)Stuck In the Middle—Lorin and Sarah will present strategies to help keep promising early chapters from melting into a mushy middle. Bring your work in progress and be prepared to explore methods for: vetting your novel’s premise to make certain it’s sound and can carry a story filled with escalating stakes and complications; developing fully formed characters; deepening and expanding conflict so that it’s capable of driving a novel; making certain the story operates at varying dramatic temperatures to ensure a vivid emotional experience for the reader; tackling pacing issues; and much more!

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

COST: $75.00 for members, $115.00 for non-members

 

South FloridaPicture Books

Rob Sanders

Location TBA

The Power of Story in Picture Books—This Boot Camp will focus on picture books—non-fiction, narrative non-fiction and fiction—and the power of story. From story idea, to finding the heart of the story, to point of view and perspective, Rob will help you find the path that can make your work-in-progress (WIP) a viable picture book manuscript in today’s competitive picture book marketplace. Rob will lead you through a series of lectures, discussions, explorations, and writing exercises. Bring your WIP, laptop, and loads of energy. 

MEET OUR BOOT CAMP FACULTY

Vivi Barnes—http://vivibarnes.com/

Dorian Cirrone— http://doriancirrone.com/

Katy Duffield—http://katyduffield.com/

Christina Farley—http://www.christinafarley.com/index1.html

Marjetta Geerling—http://www.marjettageerling.com/

Fred Koehler—http://www.freddiek.com/

Sarah McGuire Koehler—http://www.sarahcmcguire.com/

Ethan Long—http://www.ethanlong.com/

Lorin Oberweger—http://free-expressions.com/

Stacie Ramey—https://www.stacieramey.com/

Rob Sanders—https://www.robsanderswrites.com/

Linda Shute—http://lindashute.com/

Joyce Sweeney—http://www.sweeneywritingcoach.com/

Sylvia Whitman—http://www.sylviawhitmanbooks.com/

 

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