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Webinar: Rising from the Wreckage: Revision Tips for Your Picture Book with Pat Zietlow Miller

Date(s) - 02/23/2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm



Improve Your Craft From Home with this Webinar!

Rising from the Wreckage: Revision Tips for Your Picture Book
with author Pat Zietlow Miller

Webinar: Feb. 23, 7pm to 8:30pm Central time

Pat Zietlow Miller

Pat Zietlow Miller

Writing a draft of the story in your head is often the easy part. The hard part is revising that story until it’s the best-possible version of itself. And how do you even know when you’ve achieved that goal? This presentation talks about the two types of revision every story needs and shares actionable tips to help your story rise from the wreckage and stand tall and proud.

Pat Zietlow Miller knew she wanted to be a writer ever since her seventh-grade English teacher read her paper about square-dancing skirts out loud in class and said: “This is the first time anything a student has written has given me chills.”

Pat started out as a newspaper reporter and wrote about everything from dartball and deer-hunting to diets and decoupage. Then, she joined an insurance company and edited its newsletter and magazine.

Now, she writes insurance information by day and children’s books by night. She has 11 books currently available and nine more under contract. Her first book, SOPHIE’S SQUASH, won the Golden Kite Award for best picture book text. It also won an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor, a Charlotte Zolotow Honor and a Crystal Kite Award. BE KIND was on the New York Times bestseller list for 10 weeks.

Pat has one wonderful husband, two delightful daughters and two pampered cats. She lives in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

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 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.


Pat Zietlow Miller is offering a limited number of critiques of a picture book manuscript. A critique is NOT included in the webinar. Each critique costs $35.

Critique pages must be submitted the week of March 1-5, 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.

Register below after Nov. 23, 2020…