Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Cheryl Klein’s Plot Intensive Schedule

Register for Springmingle14 here

Register for Cheryl Klein's Plot Intensive here

  • Registration for SCBWI members ($65.00) opens 12/16/13 
  • Registration for non-members ($85.00), students ($70.00) opens 12/19/2013 

Limited space available. You must be registered for Springmingle '14 to register for this event. Registration for this event will not be approved until payment is received for Springmingle '14.


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SecondSightFinalCoverA story is what happens in a book; plot is the structure of what happens in a book, as well as the techniques the author employs to control pacing, tension, character development, and reader reaction. In this master class with editor and writer Cheryl Klein, we’ll examine the care and feeding of a plot, including a number of those techniques, the DNA of action and emotional development in a novel, and the uses of subplots. You’ll also learn methods for analyzing your own plot and identifying its strengths and weaknesses, and tips for completing a thoughtful and effective revision.


Participants will create a bookmap of their novel before the event (instructions will be provided), and read MARCELO IN THE REAL WORLD by Francisco X. Stork.


Registration: 8:30

9:00 -11:45am  (mid-morning break)

12:00-12:45  Lunch (on your own, restaurant in the hotel and others nearby – map will be provided)

1:00-4:00 pm (afternoon break)