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Creating Memorable Middle Grade Characters: Webinar with Agent Stephanie Fretwell-Hill

Date(s) - 06/09/2016
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Creating Memorable Middle Grade Characters

Why do some characters stay with readers long after the book has closed? In this webinar, we will look at techniques for creating, writing, and revising character details to help your middle grade characters come to life. Some of the topics we will cover include your characters’ wants, needs, and flaws; how to use setting, POV, dialogue, and plot to create richer characters; and techniques for revealing character effectively. There will be ample time for questions during this 90-minute session. Afterward, you may submit a 500-word sample demonstrating one of the topics covered for critique.



About Stephanie

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     Stephanie Fretwell-Hill is a literary agent with a sales and editorial background. After starting her career in foreign rights at Walker Books in the UK, Stephanie moved home to Atlanta as an acquiring editor at Peachtree Publishers. Most recently, she joined Red Fox Literary where she represents authors and illustrators of picture books, middle grade, and YA fiction and non-fiction. During her ten years in the publishing industry, she has had the privilege of working with respected colleagues and award-winning authors and artists from around the world.


Webinar with Agent Stephanie Fretwell-Hill with optional 500 word critique demonstrating one of the topics covered during the workshop. All submissions due two weeks after the webinar. Further details upon registration. Registration limited to 15 participants.


Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 8:30 – 10:00 pm Central European Time


SCBWI member  – 25

SCBWI member with critique  – €45

Non-SCBWI member – €45

Non-SCBWI member with critique  – €65