Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Webinar: Revising Your Rhymer Picture Book with Tim McCanna

Date(s) - 11/05/2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Improve Your Craft From Home with this Webinar!

Revising Your Rhymer
Picture Book
with author Tim McCanna

Webinar: Nov. 5, 7pm to 8:30pm Central time

Tim McCanna

Tim McCanna

Strong, sellable rhymers need great rhymes, solid meter, lovable characters, and a memorable story. That’s a lot to juggle! REVISION is essential, but revising a rhymer can be daunting. During this webinar, Tim will discuss techniques for taking your rhyming picture book drafts to the next level. From rewording rhyming stanzas to overhauling endings, we’ll work on getting that rhyming story of yours from so-so to sold.

Tim McCanna is the author of JACK B. NINJA, BARNYARD BOOGIE, SO MANY SOUNDS, BOING! A Very Noisy ABC, BITTY BOT, BITTY BOT’S BIG BEACH GETAWAY (ALA/LITA 2019 Golden Duck Notable Picture Book), and WATERSONG (2017 New York Public Library Best Book for Kids and 2017 NCTE Notable Poetry Book). Tim served eight years on the SCBWI San Francisco/South regional team, and he holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing for Musical Theatre from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He lives in San Jose with his wife and two kids. Find Tim online at

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 costs $10 for SCBWI, $35 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.

LOGIN INFORMATION for the webinar will be emailed to registered attendees ONE HOUR BEFORE THE WEBINAR on Nov. 5.

Tim McCanna has also offered to do a limited number of written critiques of the first 10 pages of a picture book after the webinar. Critiques cost $35 and are NOT included in the webinar. If you would like a critique, choose that option when you register below.

Critique pages must be submitted during the week between Nov. 11-15. This gives you time after the webinar to revise based on what you learned. Written feedback from Tim McCanna will be emailed to you within 2 months. See our webinar critique guidelines for more information on submitting pages.