Society of
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Webinar: Minutiae and You…tiae: How Details Add Depth To A Story with Jo Whittemore

Date(s) - 09/29/2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Improve Your Craft From Home with this Webinar!

Minutiae and You…tiae: How Details Add Depth To A Story
with author Jo Whittemore

Webinar: Sept. 29, 7pm to 8:30pm Central time

Jo Whittemore

Jo Whittemore

While it’s important to focus on big picture elements of storytelling (plot, character, setting), details are what add depth to a story and take it to the next level. Learn how and where to look for places in your writing where you can enhance your story without slowing it down. (Note: If you saw this presentation at the 2019 conference, come for a refresher anyway! Jo will be discussing new book examples and insights!)

Jo is also offering a limited number of critiques. See below for more details.

Jo Whittemore is the author of the SUPERGIRL novel trilogy (all-new adventures based on the CW television show), as well as numerous middle grade humor novels, including the GIRLS WHO CODE novel LIGHTS, MUSIC, CODE!, ME & MOM VS. THE WORLD, the CONFIDENTIALLY YOURS hexalogy, and the SILVERSKIN LEGACY fantasy trilogy. Jo is a long-time member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and she currently writes from her secret lair in Austin, Texas, that she shares with her husband and daughter.

This webinar will be recorded, but you MUST register BEFORE the webinar to view the recording. Registered attendees will be able to view the recording for 1 month after the webinar date.

The webinar is FREE for Austin SCBWI members (look for the coupon code in your email), costs $10 for other SCBWI members, and $55 for non-members. SCBWI members, login to get the discounted price. If you aren’t a member, click here for more information on the many benefits of being part of our community.


Jo Whittemore is offering a limited number of critiques of the first 10 pages of a novel. A critique is NOT included in the webinar. Each critique costs $40.

Critique pages must be submitted the week of Oct. 5 to Oct. 9, giving you time to watch the webinar, use the information to revise your manuscript, then submit your pages for feedback. For submission guidelines, click here.


Login information for the webinar will be emailed to registered attendees AFTER 3PM on the DAY OF THE WEBINAR.

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