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Renovate Your Story House (ONLINE)

All Levels | Every manuscript is like a house — it needs a solid foundation, structural integrity, and good flow. But to turn your story house into a truly comfortable home, you will need to identify problem areas, you may need to tear down walls, and you must be willing to gut the plumbing if necessary. This interactive workshop will give you the tools to sharpen your concept, solidify your plot, hone your voice, and develop your characters. Intended for writers who have completed at least one draft of their manuscript, this course will provide engaging information and examples, group sharing, and constructive feedback.

This class takes place online through our partners at Wet Ink, and sessions can be completed at your own pace throughout the week.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online until further notice. If there's a possibility that your class might take place in person, you will be notified in advance. Even if classes can be held in person, there will always be a hybrid option to participate via Zoom.

Classes with "Zoom" in the title will be held via Zoom even after our doors open. Classes listed as "Online" will be held on Wet Ink, our platform for asynchronous learning.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Julie Romeis Sanders

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Term: Fall 2020

Start Date: 10/03/2020

End Date: 11/07/2020

Days of the Week: None...

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Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$274.50 Member Price:
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$305.00 General Price:

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Julie Romeis Sanders

JULIE ROMEIS SANDERS has twenty years of experience as a children’s book editor, bookseller, and workshop instructor. As an acquiring editor for Bloomsbury Children’s Books and Chronicle Books she collaborated with many award-winning authors and illustrators including Aaron Reynolds, Victoria Jamieson, Rick Yancey, Dan Santat, and Laura Numeroff. She edited the Caldecott Honor book Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle and was the first editor for several writers who went on to create best-selling books that were awarded the Caldecott Honor, Newbery Honor, and Printz Honor. Julie also spent several years as a children’s bookseller, which gave her a deep understanding of how people buy books for children. For the past eight years Julie has worked as an independent developmental editor and workshop instructor. Her clients include writers, literary agents, and publishers. Julie also works with non-profit publisher Room to Read, where she edits books in translation and creates workshops for writers and illustrators in developing countries. In 2017 she traveled to Jordan to lead an illustrator workshop alongside talented illustrator Julie Downing. Julie is passionate about helping writers make their books the best they can be with creative, constructive, collaborative feedback at every stage of their career. To learn more about Julie, visit: http://www.editorialjulie.com

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