Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

The Heart of Your Story: Outlines for Brainstorming and Revision

Date(s) - 05/04/2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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Lisa Papademetriou brings her signature humor to revealing the art of the outline. Outlines are the editor’s secret weapon, and help writers focus on the essentials in their story to see the big picture and eliminate dropped subplots, unimportant digressions, and pointless characters. Writers can use outlines for brainstorming and/or revising narratives, and this workshop will reveal the techniques that Lisa has been using and refining for the past fifteen years in her roles as an editor, writer, writing instructor, and app creator. (Come prepared to write, brainstorm, and create simple drawings.) May 4, 7:00 to 8:30 (Eastern).

Registration Fees:

Members: $15

Non-Members: $30

** A replay of the webinar will be available 24 hours after the event for 30 days for those who pre-registered.

*** Registration closes on 3 May 2021.

Lisa Papademetriou is the author of over 20 books for young readers, including the New York Times-bestselling novel Middle School: My Brother is a Big, Fat Liar and Homeroom Diaries (both with James Patterson), the Confectionately Yours series (over 800,000 books in print), and A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic (a South Asia Book Award Highly Commended title). She has been an editor at HarperCollins, Scholastic, and Disney Press, and taught writing at Sierra Nevada College’s MFA program. She is the founder of, cloud-based software that helps writers create better plots, spark new ideas, and stay motivated.