Light Your Imagination at #SBreeze16 WIK with Bruce Coville
Bruce Coville is an SCBWI Advisory Board member and the author of over a hundred books for children and young adults, including My Teacher is an Alien, Into the Land of the Unicorns, and Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher. His books have appeared in a dozen languages, and have won children’s choice awards in numerous states, including twice in California. Bruce is also the founder of Full Cast Audio, an audiobook publishing company devoted to producing full cast, unabridged recordings for family listening.
- Ripples in the Pond: Why What We Do Matters
- The Light Fantastic The session will begin with an “annotated storytelling” of the first two chapters of The Monster’s Ring, examining in detail the tricks and techniques being used. Then we’ll examine ten specific tips for writing compelling fantasies.
- The Light Fantastic: Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction (a shorter version of the Fantasy/SF intensive) The session will begin with an “annotated storytelling” of the first two chapters of The Monster’s Ring, examining in detail the tricks and techniques being used. Then we’ll examine ten specific tips for writing compelling fantasies. audience: Writers, all levels.
- Voice in Writing: The Most Elusive Aspect Ask editors what they are looking for in a manuscript, and more often than not the answer you will hear is “voice.” Unfortunately, while voice is the element of writing most sought, it is also the one least taught. Indeed, voice can’t really be taught . . . it something a writer must develop. So let’s talk about some ways that you can find your own voice . . . or voices! audience: Writers, all levels.
- At the Intersection of Plot and Character: Weaving Action and Insight Writers are concerned about plot. Writers are concerned about character. But what we should really be concerned about is the ways in which plot and character intersect – how plot reveals character, and how character drives plot. In this workshop Bruce Coville will focus on these dual, intertwined aspects of storytelling, as demonstrated in his famous “Puddle Story.” audience: Writers and illustrators, all levels.
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