Sunday, June 26, 2011

Coming This Week!

Week of June 26—Reflections from SCBWI, Orlando
Quote of the Week:
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
—Albert Einstein

I’ve just returned from the Florida SCBWI Mid-year Meeting in Orlando. What a great experience! I attended the Picture Book Intensive on Thursday. The intensive featured author, Lisa Wheeler, and editor, Alexandra Penfold. Saturday’s Picture Book Track included Alexandra Penfold; consultant Emma Dryden; author and humorist Alan Katz; and Priscilla Burris, illustrator. This week on PICTURE THIS! I’ll recap some of the things I learned during the sessions.

Monday—Picture Book Characters—According to Lisa and Alexandra
Tuesday—Opening Lines—According to Lisa and Alexandra
Wednesday—Revising Like a Writer—According to Lisa
Thursday—Pacing—According to Alexandra and Humor—According to Alan
Friday—Characteristics of Picture Books—According to Emma

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