Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Week 2 Single Workshop for Frame Inside

Date(s) - 10/19/2020 - 10/25/2020
4:00 pm

This is the registration for single workshops for this series of workshops.

If you want to sign up for the whole series for $60 please visit:

WEEK 2, October 19-25: Story Structure Blueprint: Basic Building Blocks of Stories for Any Age

The Frame Inside the Pages:

A 6-week course on the structure of stories

At their core, all great stories have a surprisingly similar foundation. This home-study course will reveal the common structures hidden in our favorite stories. Each week of this 6-week course, you’ll explore a story-structure topic in-depth, examine its use in stories of your choice, and have the option to participate in online discussions with your classmates. It’s perfect for writers who are just starting out, those who want to try a new style or genre, those planning to take part in National Novel Writing Month, or anyone who’s simply curious about what makes their favorite stories tick.

This is not a webinar but a workshop where materials are provided by email, and a group discussion by phone.

And if you’re planning to apply for the 2021 Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program, this course will help you analyze effective elements of books in your genre and prepare you to apply those ideas to an intensive revision of your own work.

FEE: SCBWI members pay $20 each for any single week(s) of their choice. This is a member-only event. Please go to the series page if you want to sign up for the entire series for $60. So dust off that reading list you’ve been compiling all summer and join us this October for a deep dive into the structure of stories!

Course Schedule

WEEK 3, October 26-November 1: Genres and How They Can Make Writing Easier

WEEK 4, November 2-8: Sidekicks, Villains, and the Other Crucial Characters Who Populate Your Pages

WEEK 5, November 9-15: A Time and Place for Everything: Choosing Settings That Enhance Your Story

WEEK 6, November 16-22: Follow the Guideposts: Craft Your Story from the Middle, Beginning, or End