Society of
Children's Book Writers
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WEBINAR: “Ruthless Re-Writing” Webinar Workshop with Multi-Published Author Karen Sandler

Date(s) - 11/11/2017
11:00 am - 12:30 pm



Ruthless Re-Writing Webinar:

How a ruthless re-write can eliminate the extraneous, clarify what's cloudy, and strengthen your structure

11/11 at 11am Pacific time; 90 minutes of jam-packed goodness 

Watch live (to participate in Q&A), or view recording for up to two weeks after

Register by 5pm Thursday 11/9 to reserve your spot 

Only $15 for SCBWI members!


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If you’ve finished your book and it’s time for the re-write, but are struggling with how to best edit, this is the webinar for you. Whether you love it or hate it, you know editing is a MUST. One advantage to the process is everything you need is right there on the page—and the disadvantage is that everything is right there on the page. Ack. The agonizing question is usually, as Bob Seger sang, What to leave in, what to leave out?

In this ruthless re-writing workshop, multi-published Author Karen Sandler will start with easy-peasy changes like word repetition and adverb overload, then move on to more critical issues like shaky story structure and characterization problems. You’ll learn how both a sharp eye for detail and the perspective to see the bigger picture will transform your manuscript into a a shining work of stunning perfection. OK, maybe not perfection but miles ahead from where you started! Learn what it takes to make the RIGHT editing choices.



11am  Karen's "Ruthless ReWriting" Editing Workshop Presentation 

12n Paragraph edit exercise/demo

12:15-12:30pm Live Q&A


Only $15 for SCBWI members

Only $25 for nonmembers


The webinar will be available for viewing for two weeks after the live event, so if 11/11 at 11 doesn't fit your calendar, you can make the video fit in your calendar at another time that works for you!


We'd love to have you join us 11am (Pacific Time) on 11/11!

Register by Thursday 5pm to secure your spot. Contact with questions or an extension to register.


Karen SandlerKaren Sandler is the author of nineteen novels for adults, as well as a popularYA science fiction trilogy from Lee & Low Books: TANKBORN, AWAKENING, and REBELLION. An enthusiastic advocate of diversity in children’s literature, she is a founding member of We Need Diverse Books.