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Webinar – Pat Zietlow Miller – Cut the Fluff Morning Session

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Date(s) - 02/22/2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am

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**This session is sold out. Due to high demand, an afternoon session has been added here: https://utahsouthidaho.scbwi.org/events/webinar-pat-zietlow-miller-cut-the-fluff-afternoon-session/***

WHEN LESS IS MORE . . . 

CUTTING THE FLUFF TO FIND WHAT YOU REALLY WANT TO SAY

with New York Times Bestselling Author Pat Zietlow Miller

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Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Mountain Time

$10 for Members, $20 for Non-members

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This event will be recorded. A replay will be available to all those that register until March 21st, 2020.

Registration closes February 21st @ 8:00 am MST or whenever the available spots sell out. No additional registrations will be available after the event.

Please note that our webinar license allows up to 100 participants to attend the webinar live. Based on past attendance, there should be room for everyone that wants to attend live to do so. However, if a greater than anticipated number of participants join live, the event could reach capacity. If you feel strongly about attending the webinar live, please plan to log in early. You will be able to join up to 15 minutes before the webinar begins.

To register for the webinar:

  1. — Register and pay on the bottom of this page with SCBWI.org
  2. — Approx. one day before the webinar, you will receive an e-mail containing the link to the webinar.
  3. — Approx. one hour before the webinar, you will receive a reminder e-mail containing another link to the webinar. (So don’t worry if you misplace the first e-mail.)
  4. — Click on the webinar link to sign on live.
  5. — If you miss the live webinar, no worries, you will receive a link to the video replay after the event. The replay will be available until March 21st, 2020.

Webinar Summary:

You’ve heard that shorter is better when it comes to picture books. But that’s easier said than done. How do you say everything you need to in such a small space? Learn nine tips to make your manuscript leaner, tighter and more powerful. Examples will show exactly how it’s done. You’ll never even miss the words you lose.

Questions? Please e-mail Annie Bailey at utahsouthidaho-ara@scbwi.org.

Pat Zietlow Miller, New York Times Bestselling Author

Pat Zietlow Miller knew she wanted to be a writer ever since her seventh-grade English teacher read her paper about square-dancing skirts out loud in class and said: “This is the first time anything a student has written has given me chills.” (Thanks, Mrs. Mueller! You rock!)

Pat started out as a newspaper reporter and wrote about everything from dartball and deer-hunting to diets and decoupage. Then, she joined an insurance company and edited its newsletter and magazine.

Now, she writes insurance information by day and children’s books by night. Her first picture book, SOPHIE’S SQUASH, illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf was released in 2013 from Schwartz & Wade. It won the Golden Kite Award for picture book text from the SCBWI and was named a Charlotte Zolotow and an Ezra Jack Keats honor book.

Her second picture book, WHEREVER YOU GO, illustrated by Eliza Wheeler, was released by Little, Brown in 2015. That was followed by SHARING THE BREAD, illustrated by Jill McElmurry (Schwartz & Wade); THE QUICKEST KID IN CLARKSVILLE, illustrated by Frank Morrison (Chronicle) and SOPHIE’S SQUASH GO TO SCHOOL, illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf (Schwartz & Wade).

New York Times bestselling BE KIND, illustrated by Jen Hill (Roaring Brook), WIDE-AWAKE BEAR illustrated by Jean Kim (HarperCollins) and LORETTA’S GIFT, illustrated by Alea Marley (Little Bee) were published in 2018. Coming in 2019 are: REMARKABLY YOU, illustrated by Patrice Barton (HarperCollins); and WHEN YOU ARE BRAVE, illustrated by Eliza Wheeler (Little, Brown). Further on the Horizon are MY BROTHER, THE DUCK, illustrated by Daniel Wiseman (Chronicle) and several other titles.

Pat has one wonderful husband, two delightful daughters and two pampered cats. She doesn’t watch much TV, but she does love “Chopped.” Pat lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

You can follow Pat on Twitter (@PatZMiller). You can also visit her website at http://www.patzietlowmiller.com or stop by www.picturebookbuilders.com, a blog she’s part of.

Bookings

This event is fully booked.