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Get Across the Finish Line: Revision Techniques for All Levels

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

07:30 PM - 09:30 PM


The picture book market grows more competitive by the day, with publishers being more selective with acquisitions. This workshop will discuss techniques to revise your drafts to perfection, from the basic fundamentals of good writing to the more complex issues surrounding improving the pacing of the plot, enhancing the character development, and elevating the overall emotional resonance. 

Some of the topics covered will include:

  • Plotting and pacing
  • Logical arcs
  • Adding emotion to the action
  • Character development and consistency
  • Archetypes in PBs
  • Cultivating agency
  • Emotional resonance
  • Layering themes
  • Logic in emotional journeys
  • Aligning emotional journey to other arcs
  • Fostering connection with the reader
  • Current market trends

Speaker bio:

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen is an award-winning children’s book author whose books include Roxie Loves Adventure, Chicks Rule, The United States vs. Jackie Robinson (2019 ALSC Notable Children’s Books List), Tyrannosaurus Wrecks (Junior Library Guild Selection), and the Purrmaids chapter book series. She has visited schools and libraries for the past 20 years, talking to kids about writing, reading, and finding their voices.

Sudipta lives in Princeton, NJ with her husband, three children, and an adorable pug named Roxie. You can learn more about her and her books on her website

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