They talk about plot, reading and so much more, and it's packed with gems like these:
"the most common oversight I see writers making is not writing to the hearts of their characters and not allowing their characters to be the emotional and psychological heroes of their own stories." - Emma Dryden
"Writing is a lifelong process of learning, deepening and evolving craft..." - Emma Dryden
While the full-day plot intensive Emma is moderating the Friday before the conference is sold out, there's so much more to the 15th Annual SCBWI Winter Conference that you can still attend, including:
Keynotes by Jack Gantos, Kate Messner, Elizabeth Wein, and Sharon Draper,
THE ART OF THE PICTURE BOOK PANEL with Peter Brown, Raul Colon, Marla Frazee, Oliver Jeffers and Shadra Strickland
BANNED BOOKS PANEL with Ellen Hopkins, Author, Joan Bertin, Executive Director, National Coalition Against Censorship, and Susanna Reich, Chair, Children’s and Young Adult Book Committee, Pen American Center
THE FUTURE OF AUTHORSHIP PANEL with Paul Aiken, Jean Feiwel, Jane Friedman, Abbi Glines, and Tim Travaglini
Your choice of two out of twenty-four special Breakout Sessions discussing craft, marketing, illustration and more,
Plus a Portfolio Showcase, a Saturday Gala dinner, and the magic mix of Craft, Business, Inspiration, Opportunity and Community that makes SCBWI Conferences such amazing and worthwhile events!
You can find out more details and register here.