Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Gainesville Area Meetings


Saint Leo University Gainesville Education Center*

4560-B NW 39th Place (in Magnolia Park)

Gainesville, FL 32606

*All meetings at Saint Leo University Gainesville Education Center unless otherwise noted. Located in Magnolia Park, directly behind Dominos. You can see Dominos from NW 39th Avenue, but you cannot see Saint Leo University. We meet on the second floor. Use the elevator (in the middle of the building) or the stairs at the end of the building.

There is no meeting in September

due to our low-cost Boot Camps around the state on Sept 21.

Check out all the Boot Camps

See below for the Boot Camp in the Gainesville Area

Janice Hardy

Sept. 21, 2019, 10 AM-4 PM

Description: Great novels blend skilled writing with compelling storytelling, using a multitude of techniques to draw readers in and make them love the book. These techniques work together to build immersive story worlds, creating characters readers love, settings they want to live in, and stories they can’t put down. In this workshop, writers will learn techniques to bring a novel to life for readers. Use point of view to show, not tell, and draw readers in without info-dumping; find the best ways to describe the setting and build a world; tap into the emotions of the characters and use those emotions to drive the plot and deepen the story; and how all these techniques work together to build a novel.

What to bring: Bring your work-in-progress and your favorite note-taking tools.

Target audience: MG and YA authors of all experience levels.

Learn more about Janice:

St. Leo University

Gainesville Educational Center

Magnolia Parke

4650-B NW 39th Place

Gainesville, FL 32606

Contact/Host: Nancy Ryan