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The Storyboard Renaissance: Whole Manuscript Showcase—Preparing Your Storyboard, Part 4, by Kristen C. Strocchia

Hopefully, storyboarding along with this blog series has led to some helpful revising. I know it has for me. However, in the process, my original one-sticky-note-per-plot-beat has multiplied with extended information and/or notes to myself. And the setting backdrop picture … Continue reading

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The Storyboard Renaissance: Whole Manuscript Showcase—Preparing Your Storyboard, Part 3, by Kristen C. Strocchia

No storyboard would be complete without attention to when and where the story takes place. Setting is often the silent culprit behind inconsistencies, flawed logic, and even character development troubles. It can heighten emotion or cause it to fall flat. … Continue reading

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The Storyboard Renaissance: Whole Manuscript Showcase—Preparing Your Storyboard, Part 2, by Kristen C. Strocchia

Whether you’re a plotter in the planning stages, a pantser in the revision stages, or any kind of writer at any stage of story development, Storyboarding could help fine tune the heart of your manuscript—character. If you’re new to this … Continue reading

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The Storyboard Renaissance: Whole Manuscript Showcase, by Kristen C. Strocchia

We’ve probably all walked away from a critique thinking, “If (agent/editor) could just see the whole story, then . . .” maybe they would fall in love or, at least, maybe they could better advise the opening or diagnose why … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Sourcebooks Editor Kate Prosswimmer, by Lindsay Bandy

I’m so happy to introduce Kate Prosswimmer, our faculty editor for this year’s Pocono Retreat at the Highlights Foundation, May 4-6! Even though the manuscript critique deadline has passed, there is still room for you at the retreat. So sip … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with K.M. Walton, by Lindsay Bandy

Hello, Eastern PA! I’m here at the Cafe with our good friend, K.M. Walton. If you attended Fall Philly in 2017, you probably heard Kate’s amazing keynote. Because we all wanted to hear more, we invited her back for the … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with A.S. King + Book Giveaway! by Lindsay Bandy

Today, the Eastern Penn Points Cafe is delighted to host award-winning author, Amy Sarig (A.S.) King! A.S. King has been called “One of the best Y.A. writers working today” by the New York Times Book Review. King is the author of many … Continue reading

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