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Webinar: Elements of Excellent Nonfiction with Editor Carol Hinz

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Date(s) - 02/18/2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Elements of Excellent Nonfiction with Carol Hinz, Editorial Director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books

90 minute webinar

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 – 7:00 PM Eastern/6:00 PM Central/5:00 PM Mountain/4:00 PM Pacific

Webinar registration: SCBWI Members: $15; Non-members: $25

Optional written 10-page nonfiction manuscript critique following webinar: $50.00 

Using recently published and award-winning nonfiction, from picture books through YA, we’ll delve into hooks, plot, character development, point of view, and voice. Not all nonfiction books have all of these elements, and we’ll talk about why that is as well as how to use these elements in your writing to create manuscripts that readers won’t want to put down!

Carol is also offering a limited number of 10-page written nonfiction manuscript critiques following the webinar. (Submission date for critiques will be one week after the webinar to allow participants time to revise using what they have learned.) Webinar registrants will also have the opportunity to submit to Carol for a limited time after the event. Submissions information will be provided in the webinar.

You may register to attend the webinar live, or to receive a link to the recording, which will be available to all registrants for 30 days after the live webinar.

Registration will close at 11 PM Eastern time on Monday, February 17, 2020. Webinar access information will be sent to registrants via email on February 18, 2020.


About the Presenter:

Carol Hinz is Editorial Director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books, divisions of Lerner Publishing Group in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She acquires and edits picture books as well as photo-driven nonfiction, publishing about thirty titles a year. Books she’s edited include Let ’Er Buck: George Fletcher, the People’s Champion by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illustrated by Gordon C. James; Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story by Caren Stelson; A Map into the World by Kao Kalia Yang, illustrated by Seo Kim; and Tracking Pythons: The Quest to Catch an Invasive Predator and Save an Ecosystem by Kate Messner. Find Carol on Twitter: @CarolCHinz

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Nonmember - Attend Webinar Live and Receive Link to Recording (available for 30 days after live event) - $25.00


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