Society of
Children's Book Writers
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Webinar: Subtext & Subplots: How to Deepen & Energize Your YA/MG Fiction with Deborah Halverson

Date(s) - 07/16/2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Improve Your Craft From Home with this Webinar!

Subtext & Subplots:
How to Deepen & Energize
Your YA/MG Fiction
with author and editor Deborah Halverson

Webinar: July 16, 7pm to 8:30pm Central time

Deborah Halverson, Photo: Roxyanne Young

Deborah Halverson, Photo: Roxyanne Young

Learn techniques for using subtext and subplots to build rich, satisfying stories and fix common storytelling “problems” in this webinar.

Deborah Halverson spent a decade editing books for Harcourt Children’s Books before becoming the award-winning author of Writing Young Adult Fiction for DummiesWriting New Adult Fiction, the teen novels Honk If You Hate Me and Big Mouth, the picture book Letters to Santa, and three books in the Remix series for struggling readers. She has been working with authors—bestsellers, veterans, debut, and aspiring—for twenty-four years. Deborah is now a freelance editor specializing in picture books, middle grade, and young adult fiction. She is the founder of the popular writers’ advice site and an advisory board member for the UC San Diego Extension “Children’s Book Writing and Illustrating” certificate program.

Twitter: @Dear_Editor
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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 AFTER 3PM on July 16.

Deborah Halverson has also offered to do a limited number of written critiques of the first 10 pages of a YA or MG novel after the webinar. Critiques cost $30 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 July 29 and Aug. 2. This gives you time after the webinar to revise based on what you learned. Written feedback from Deborah Halverson will be emailed to you within 2 weeks. See our webinar critique guidelines for more information on submitting pages.