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Workshop Faculty, New England SCBWI Conference

April 29, 2016 – April 30, 2016 all-day
Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place
Monarch Place
Springfield, MA 01144
New England SCBWI

Friday Afternoon Workshop:

Become a Scrivener Ninja: Practical Application of Scrivener in Your Writing Life

Heard of Scrivener, but don’t get what it’s all about? Don’t think you need yet another program? Think it sounds way too complicated? It is a powerful tool that can keep your writing life organized and streamlined from plotting to revising, and polishing that final draft. Learn the basics of how to navigate Scrivener, as well as tips & tricks for practical application to best use this software to your advantage and writing style. It is recommended participants download the free 30-day trial of Scrivener just prior to the conference weekend so they can participate in the walk-through activities.


Saturday Afternoon Workshop:

Flipping Fairy Tales: Pulling Inspiration from Classic Stories and Myths

You know the saying that every story has already been told? That may be true, but every writer also brings his/her own unique perspective and style. Fairy tales and myths provide wonderful fodder for modern retellings or can simply be mined for inspiration of elements to include in your work. This workshop will examine a few retellings and fairytale inspired books and the different ways they have used those elements to create a fresh new tale so participants can apply those strategies to their own work. Registrants will also participate in a “fairy tale flip” activity as a leaping off point for reimagining a fairy tale on their own.


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