San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
You have a story to tell—a memoir to write, or a great concept for a novel. But you aren’t quite sure where to begin, how to proceed and revise, or how to get published. In this three-hour workshop with Cheryl Klein, executive editor at Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic, we’ll talk about practical techniques for starting and sustaining a novel-length narrative, including questions to ask, story dynamics to explore, and tips and tricks for getting the work done. A brief overview of revision and submission practices and publication options will be provided at the end.
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Cheryl Klein is the executive editor at Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic, where she edits a wide array of books for children, teenagers, and discerning adults. Among the many titles she has handled are The Nazi Hunters: How A Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb, winner of the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award; Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg, winner of the SCBWI Sid Fleischman Award for Humor; and A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce, winner of the William C. Morris Award for Best YA Debut Novel. She also served as the continuity editor on the last two books of the Harry Potter series and self-published her own book for writers, SECOND SIGHT; and she has attended Park Slope United Methodist Church since the spring of 2001. You can find more about her online at www.cherylklein.com; on her podcast for writers, The Narrative Breakdown, at www.thenarrativebreakdown.com; and on Twitter at @chavelaque.