Character, Voice and Factual Foundations

Date: Saturday, March 10th, 2007 Time: 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Speaker: Donna Jo Napoli

Napoli will discuss elements that are fundamental to capturing the reader's attention including how to develop a character, how to create distinct voices, and how to use facts in building a fictional world that the reader can inhabit easily. Basic mechanicals about point of view and person will be covered, including ways to use them to their best effects. Details of dialogue will be discussed, from how to anchor voices to how to get across attitude and everything in between.

Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan (SCBWI)

Cost: SCBWI Members: 2000
Non-members: 3000

Venue: Children's Castle, Conference Room 901

Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan


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