All registrants are invited to submit a chapter book manuscript up to 1,000
words, double-spaced in Times New Roman, 12 pt, in a Word.doc. All
submitted manuscripts are guaranteed a written critique by Jodell Sadler,
Sadler Children's Literary.
Please Note: Even if you can't attend the live webinar, registering for this live version will enable you to receive the On Demand webinar and a personal critique of your material.Purchasing the
On Demand version after the live event will not include a critique.
About the webinar:
Writing a chapter book boasts its rewards by turning into a series. Right?
But what are the key elements that are needed in the Chapter Book form? How
long are they? What do I do if I am looking to present an illustrated chapter book?
Anyone wanting to write a chapter book in 2015, pace it strong, and get it the
editorial attention it deserves will not want to miss this live webinar. We will
chat about humor, musicality of language, pacing, plots, and how strong,
quirky characters are the rock starts of this genre category.
Come learn how word choice, active pacing, repetition and word play feed
the minds of these readers. Explore how chapter books are character driven
and may expand readily into a series kids will love. See how to create those
quirky, memorable characters kids will relate to. And see how you can enhance
the reader experience and bring out the theme and heart of your story. As
always, learn how to move yourself and your story to move readers using
key pace-writing strategies in this genre category. I'm online live and you
garner a complete critique, so jump in and join me.
Literary Agent, Jodell Sadler, shares her tips on preparing your chapter
book manuscript for agents and publishers.
What you'll learn:
Why chapter books beg for great pacing
What builds a great chapter book: simple, clear plots and engaging dialogue
To pay attention and make prosody, pacing, poetry, and performance a difference in your chapter book project
How to apply (and break the rules) for chapter book readers and embrace quirky villains
How protagonists avoid evil and but fall into dramatic situations
How to write to the audience's age or a bit older and exude personality