Tag Archives: Revision

Eastern PA SCBWI Webinar: The Start, the Art, the Heart of Revision, with Beth Ferry

Webinar: The Start, the Art, the Heart of Revision, with Beth Ferry Eastern PA SCBWI is excited to embark on a series of webinars just for picture book and chapter book writers. Our first webinar in this series is “The … Continue reading

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The Truth About Revising, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Dear Readers: During the COVID-19 crisis, I hope you are practicing social distancing, self-isolation, and specific directives from the CDC and other medical professionals. It is certain that “we are all in this … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Acquisitions and Managing Editor Kathleen Merz, by Laura Parnum

While many establishments are currently closed for business during the coronavirus pandemic, we are fortunate to be able to keep our VIRTUAL cafe open. I recently invited Eerdmans editor Kathleen Merz to join us at the Eastern Penn Points Café … Continue reading

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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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A Café Chat with Editor Eileen Robinson, by Heather Pierce Stigall

Eastern PA SCBWI’s very own critique group coordinator and meet & greet coordinator, Heather Pierce Stigall, recently caught up with editor and publisher Eileen Robinson here at the café. We are so excited to have Eileen on our faculty for … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Nonfiction Author Anthony D. Fredericks, by Lindsay Bandy

We have an exciting new monthly feature for you here at Eastern Penn Points! Award-winning author and educator Anthony Fredericks will be sharing wisdom and insights with us in a new monthly column called Navigating Nonfiction, so I invited him to … Continue reading

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The Lasagna Writer’s Journey, by Kristen C. Strocchia

     Ever made a lasagna? Satisfyingly warm layers of noodles, sauce and assorted cheeses. But no matter how deep the dish, every layer is the same as the one before.        As I’ve reflected on my writing journey … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Adam Lehrhaupt, by Lindsay Bandy

This chilly Halloween morning, we welcome author Adam Lehrhaupt to the cafe! Adam spoke at Fall Philly recently, he’s got new books on the way, and he’s basically just fun to hang out with. So, he’s here to talk books … Continue reading

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Digging Deeper – Identifying the Core Emotion, by Virginia Law Manning

  Last month my blog post gave the basics of becoming a good critique partner. Now let’s dig deeper by, Identifying the Core Emotion The core emotion, or core motivator, of a story is its heart. It’s the ‘why.’ The … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Process of Re-envisioning, by Eva Polites

Revision. My students shudder when I run rough draft workshops in class. They love revision as much as they love peer review. Which means they loathe revision. The problem is most students don’t see themselves as writers. They see themselves … Continue reading

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