SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2019 Orlando: HOMEWORK

Watch this space to learn about homework assignments for the Intensives and Workshops. More assignments coming!

Note: if your first page was read in an intensive, please do not bring the same page to a workshop.

Picture Book Intensive

*For a possible first page critique by presenters during the session, bring in an anonymous first page of a manuscript, 12 pt., double-spaced, starting at the top of the page.

Novel Intensive

*For a possible first page critique by presenters during the session, bring in an anonymous first page of a manuscript, 12 pt., double-spaced, starting at the top of the page.

*Bring a copy of your WIP you can edit, tear apart, and play with.

Illustrator Intensive

Homework ORL 2019 Illus Inten

Picture Book Workshop

*For possible critique in front of the group (we will not have time to critique all): Please bring a first page of a picture book manuscript to the workshop. The page should be double spaced with 12-point type and one-inch margins. OR— Submit one original illustration appropriate for picture books as a jpeg in advance to Dorian at florida-ra2@scbwi.org by May 20. Please choose either a first page to bring the day-of or an illustration to submit in advance. First pages and art images should not have your name on them.

*Also, for the in-class exercises, please bring your laptop or paper and pens/pencils to write and/or draw on.

Middle Grade Workshop

*For a possible first page critique by presenters during the session, bring in an anonymous first page of a manuscript, 12 pt., double-spaced, starting at the top of the page.

*Bring in your work-in-progress Middle Grade book.

*EXTRA CREDIT: Come to class with your favorite, actual kid quotes – any sentences, slang, or observations that give a taste of how kids in the real-world talk.

Young Adult Workshop

*For a possible first page critique by presenters during the session, bring in an anonymous first page of a manuscript, 12 pt., double-spaced, starting at the top of the page.

Retell Me a Story: Retelling Classic Tales Workshop

*For a possible first page critique by presenters during the session, bring in an anonymous first page of a manuscript, 12 pt., double-spaced, starting at the top of the page.

*Please read and learn about three fairy or folk tales or Greek/Roman myths that have not been made into full-length Disney movies. Choose your favorite, and see if there are any other versions out there (such as from a different culture). If you don’t have a book of fairy tales, you can check out www.surlalunefairytales.com. However, a book of Grimm’s complete fairy tales is a good investment and can usually be found on the bargain tables at Barnes and Noble or as an e-book such as this one below, for a very low price ($3.99 in e-book format):

How Screenwriting Can Improve Your Novel Workshop

*For a possible critique by presenters during the workshop, you may bring in the first two pages of a manuscript, 12 pt., double-spaced, starting at the top of the page, with no name.