Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Query & Synopsis Workshop with Jo Whittemore

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Date(s) - 05/20/2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Twin Lake Family YMCA
204 E. Little Elm Trail - Cedar Park, Texas 78613


Query. Synopsis.

If these words just made you snap your keyboard in half, this workshop's for you.

In two hours, you'll learn:

* How to write a query letter that gets an agent or editor asking for more.

* How to find and project the uniqueness of your work that makes it a stand-out.

* How to face the daunting task of writing a synopsis 


* How to get your synopsis down to one page without using a microscopic font.

You'll even get to practice, in workshop, what you've learned and (if you're feeling brave) dazzle everyone with your brilliance.

Jo Whittemore

Jo Whittemore

Jo Whittemore is the author of the tween humor novels Front Page Face-Off, Odd Girl In, D is for DramaColonial Madness and the upcoming  Confidentially Yours series. She also penned The Silverskin Legacy fantasy trilogy, and is a freelance editor with Yellow Bird Editors, where she specializes in helping writers polish their synopsis and query letters.

Jo is a member of the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) and The Texas Sweethearts & Scoundrels.

When she isn't writing, Jo spends her time with family and friends in Austin, dreaming of the day she can afford a chocolate house where she will live with the Tenth Doctor. Jo's website is

Registration fees are $35 for SCBWI members, $60 for non-members.

Register below. SCBWI members, make sure you're logged in to the website to get the discounted member price.

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The Workshop will be held in the Tenderfoot Lodge at the Twin Lake Family YMCA in Cedar Park.