M E D I A R E L E A S E
CONTACT: Suzanne Lieurance
Email: [email protected]
Children’s Writers’ Coaching Club Teleclass: Advanced Membership Tele-Workshop – April 14 at 12 pm CST
As a member of the Children’s Writers’ Coaching Club, you’ll have access to a wealth of articles, checklists, charts, free e-books, and other resources to help you hone your craft as a children’s writer and learn the ins and outs of publishing for the various children’s markets.
On Thursday, April 14, 2011, Nancy I. Sanders will present a special teleclass for the Advanced Members of the CWCC at 12 pm CST. The topic of this teleclass will be “Creating Effective Subplots and Memorable Secondary Characters.”
Let’s grab our writer’s magnifying glass and take an in-depth look at published picture books and children’s novels to examine successful subplots that build tension in the story instead of hopping down unimportant bunny trails. Along the journey, we’ll meet memorable secondary characters and learn strategies to create our own winning cast who shine in their own merit but don’t overshadow the star of the story.
This tele-workshop will cover:
Subplots from published picture books to YA novels
Step-by-step strategies to build your own subplots
Secondary characters from winning published books
Step-by-step strategies to create a winning cast
Answers about subplots and secondary characters
NOTE: This tele-workshop is only available for those at the Advanced Membership http://www.cwcoachingclub.com/join level of the CWCC
Advanced membership in the CWCC is just $37.00 per month and includes all the features of Regular membership PLUS the following:
1. Special recorded teleclass called “How to Critique Manuscripts” (to listen to as soon as possible after joining the club), along with a checklist for critiquing manuscripts.
2. The opportunity to join a peer critique group of advanced writers and swap a 10-page manuscript each week with another children’s author in the same genre. If enough writers participate, picture book writers will critique picture books and have other picture book authors critique their manuscripts, etc.
3. Monthly 55-minute advanced level teleclass/workshop (for published authors) that covers some aspect in-depth about writing for children or the business of writing for children and helps take your career to the next level.
4. A monthly worksheet, chart, checklist or other document to accompany the monthly teleclass/workshop.
5. Free e-book called The Write Answers about children’s writing – offered exclusively upon initial sign-up (this is currently in production and will be forwarded to you as soon as it is finished).
Club members also have the opportunity to network daily via an online discussion list with other members of the CWCC, as well as the instructors.
Visit the Children’s Writers’ Coaching Club online at http://www.cwcoachingclub.com to learn more about the club. Also, visit the National Writing for Children Center, a monthly showcase for children’s book authors and illustrators at www.writingforchildrencenter.com, where you can download an application.