Trade Secrets: Writing for Children and Young Adults


Saturday, November 22, 2014
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Of course, there are no hard and fast rules to creative writing and if there are, they are meant to be broken. At the same time, there ARE guidelines rules to writing successful fiction, especially when writing for children and young adults. In this full day seminar, Nora Raleigh Baskin will share everything she wished she had known when she first started sending out her work for acceptance: From turning fact into fiction, plot vs character, writing realistic effective dialogue, to navigating the rapidly changing publishing world. The bottom line is that you bend the rules once you know what they are. “Each time I begin a new novel, I have to remind myself of these things, all over again, as if for the first time.”

Saturday 11/22/2014, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Norah Raleigh Baskin

NORA RALEIGH BASKIN is the author of eleven published novels for young readers. She has won several awards including the 2010 ALA Schneider Family award for Anything But Typical. A 2001 Publishers Weekly Flying Start, Ms. Baskin has also published short stories and personal narrative essays which have appeared in The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine and The Writer Magazine. Ms. Baskin teaches creative writing at schools and libraries across the country, as well through the Gotham Writers Workshop and the Writers Center in Sleepy Hollow, NY. Subway Love is her most recent YA novel (Candlewick May 2014) and Ruby on the Outside will be published June 2015.

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HVWC in Sleepy Hollow
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, New York 10591
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014
Times: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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$270 - Members
$295 - Non-Members

Presenter: Norah Raleigh Baskin
Presenter Phone: (914) 332-5953

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