Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Webinar: No More Subpar Suplots with Sarah Aronson

Date(s) - 05/10/2018
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


No More Subpar Subplots!

90 minute webinar presented by Sarah Aronson

Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 8:00pm Eastern/ 7:00pm Central/ 6:00 Mountain/ 5:00 Pacific

SCBWI Members: $15      Non-members: $25

A limited number of 10-page Synopsis/1st Chapter critiques available from the presenter for $30 each.

Are you stuck in the muddy middle? Worried that your novel sags and drags? Or are you just plain lost? Perhaps you need to ramp up your secondary characters and subplots! In this seminar, Sarah Aronson will break down the art of writing compelling secondary storylines, and help you increase the conflict and pace your novel. She will show you how these tools can add dimension and meaning as well as conflict, pace, and turning points to your main plot. Come prepared to do some writing exercises as well as some self-editing. Warning: this process may lead to the death (or creation) of new and exciting characters!
Sarah is also offering a limited number of Synopsis/1st Chapter Critiques (maximum 10 pages for the entire packet) for $30 each. Those who purchase this option will receive additional instructions by email after the completion of the webinar, and will receive written feedback via within 2 months of the webinar.
Sarah Aronson began writing for kids and teens when someone in an exercise class dared her to try. Since then, she has earned an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and published three novels: Head Case, Beyond Lucky, and Believe as well as the first book in a new young MG series, The Wish List: The Worst Fairy Godmother Ever! Forthcoming titles include Keep Calm and Sparkle On (Scholastic) and a picture book biography, Just Like Rube Goldberg (Beach Lane Books). When Sarah is not writing or reading (or cooking or riding her bike), she is talking to readers about creativity, writing, social action, and of course, sparkle power! She loves working with other writers in one of her classes at Writers on the Net ( ) or the amazing Highlights Foundation. She is also the cofounder and organizer of the Writing Novels for Young People Retreat at VCFA, now approaching its fifteenth year. She has served as an SCBWI mentor in both Illinois and Michigan. She loves sports. She overuses exclamation points. When she’s excited, she talks with her hands.

To register, fill out the form below. SCBWI members MUST be logged in to get the discounted rate.

A recording of the webinar will be available for one month after the live event. The recording will be for registered attendees only, so if you can’t make the live event, you can register to view the recording.

Access information for the live webinar will be sent to all registered attendees via email on the morning of the webinar.

Payment options:
-Online with a credit card (processed through PayPal, no account required)

-Online with a PayPal account balance



This event is fully booked.