Our SCBWI Oklahoma fall events keep getting more exciting every year. Just when you thought we couldn’t top last year’s Agents’ Day, along comes this year’s Fall Retreat. You pay one fee and attend as much or as little as you’d like, but trust me, this will be so packed full of literary goodness, you’ll want to be there for the whole thing.
OKLAHOMA 2014 FALL RETREAT
Three Days of Workshops and Speakers
September 26-28, 2014
Friday: 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Best Western Motor Lodge, Stroud, Oklahoma
Exactly between Oklahoma City and Tulsa
LIMITED TO 90 Participants (AND ALREADY HALF-FULL!!!)
Brett Duquette – Editor, Sterling Publishing
Tracy Daniels – Founder of Media Masters
Minju Chang – Agent, BookStop Literary Agency
Christa Heschke – Agent, McIntosh and Otis, Inc.
The Workshop begins on Friday with the basics.
Want to brush up on core skills? Getting started on your writing journey? Not sure where to begin? This will cover everything you need. You’ll get to choose from several sessions and pick the ones that are just right for you. Here are some of the topics for the Friday craft sessions:
- Creating Graphic Novels
- Picture Books that Sell
- Romance/Friendship in MG and YA
- Query Letters
- Writing Nonfiction
- Creating Easy Readers
- Successful School Visits
- Unusual Techniques for Developing Character
- The Real Difference in First and Third Person POV
- More than Pronoun Use
- Plotting That Works
- Digging Deeply Enough for Story Ideas
- Using Acting Techniques in Writing
- World Building Elements for All Genres
- Showing Character
- Proportion Issues
- Lessons for Beginners
– PLUS: A Creative Coach will give tips for conquering
procrastination and self-sabotage.
Doesn’t that look great?
Saturday and Sunday the guest speakers will give in-depth talks on various subjects like voice, publicity and promotion, and much more.
There will be manuscript critiques and editor/agent pitches available as well.
For details – and to register for the workshop – head on over to the SCBWI OK website.
UPDATE: On July 24, 2014, NewsOK wrote an excellent article on our conference which really gives a complete picture of what to expect. Great information.
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