Saturday, October 3, 2009

Since We're On the Topic...

Just to show you that I'm certainly not the be-all and end-all in revisions (far from it, actually), I thought I'd share with you the workshop I've recently signed up for:

REVISION 9-1-1: Intensive Care for your Work-in-Progress

NOVEMBER 7, 2009 8:30 AM TO 12:30 PM

In this intensive 4-hour workshop, author and writing coach Cynthea Liu shows you how to revise your ailing work into submission-shape! You will learn how to quickly identify issues with voice, setting, plot, and character through real-life examples, and Cynthea will share smart revision techniques to heal manuscripts as painlessly as possible. She'll also point out symptoms most people casually push aside that shouldn't be ignored.

Bring a completed or work-in-progress fiction children's or teen manuscript to the workshop (no magazine stories or poetry, please. Rhyming picture books are okay, though. In fact, bring 'em on!).You are encouraged to submit a first page. Cynthea will read first pages, critique them, and select some for ANONYMOUS discussion throughout the workshop.

Cynthea Liu left a career as a technology consultant to become a children's book writer, proving that anyone, no matter how inexperienced, can write for children if one has the drive and the patience to learn. She obtained a literary agent within her first year as a writer and sold two novels soon after at auction to the Penguin Group (PARIS PAN TAKES THE DARE, Putnam, 2009 and UNTITLED, 2011). Her third book sold to Penguin on proposal (THEGREAT CALL OF CHINA, Speak, 2009).

Cynthea is also the author of WRITING FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS: A CRASHCOURSE, Pivotal, 2008) and the woman behind the popular web site where she and her bunny Snoop freely dispense writing advice.

Are you a member of SCBWI-C or live somewhere close to NC? If so, sign up!


Robyn Campbell said...

Uhhuh! Gotcha. We're goin' together, right? :)

Tabitha said...

She's speaking at my local SCBWI conference this november, too (she's also a member of my local chapter). She's going to be discussing PR - how to market yourself and your books. Plus, she's just so nice! :)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Sounds like a great workshop. I'm sure you'll let us know how it goes, and I sure wish I were going with you.