SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Sun. Aug 18 — Writing with the 21 Senses

Date/Time
Date(s) - 08/18/2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
East Bay Booksellers
5433 College Avenue - Oakland, CA 94618


21 Senses: Enhance Your Characters and Your Reader’s Experiences

Sunday, August 18th, 2019, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
East Bay Booksellers,
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, Calif.
SCBWI Members: Online registration until 8/17, $10, At Door $15
Non-Members: Online registration until 8/17, $20, At Door $25

Many authors think that a strong plot and compelling characters are enough to make their stories work. But actually, you need to build an emotional connection with your readers, immerse them into the story world, and make them care deeply so they will keep turning the pages.

Humans are wired for story. This happens due to our natural ability to match and mirror. Scientists call this mechanism “mirror neurons.”

How can we take advantage of this in our writing? We will explore this via the five senses and beyond. In fact, we will discuss more than 21 senses. We’ll cover how to use these senses to clarify your setting, enhance character goals and motivations, and focus in on cadence and rhythm, all to heighten and strengthen the reader connection.

You’ll walk away from the presentation with specific tools you can implement in your fiction to craft compelling prose.

This 90-minute workshop will have ideas & advice for writers & illustrators of all levels of experience. Catch up with friends, network with peers, and enjoy light refreshments.

Beth BaranyAbout Our Speaker
Beth Barany writes magical tales of romance, mystery, and adventure that empower women and girls to be the heroes of their own lives.

She is the award-winning author of Henrietta The Dragon Slayer and the acclaimed paranormal romance author of the Touchstone series. She has also written books for writers, including Plan Your Novel Like A Pro, co-written with her husband, thriller writer Ezra Barany. Beth is currently at work on a science fiction mystery series.

Also a Master NLP Practitioner, and certified creativity coach for writers, Beth Barany runs Barany School of Fiction, a full suite of courses designed to help genre fiction writers experience clarity and get writing, so they can revise and proudly publish their novels to the delight of their readers. Connect with Beth via her blog Writer’s Fun ZoneTwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

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