SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Schedule

Darcy Pattison's NOVEL REVISION RETREAT 
January 16-18, 2015

Retreat Schedule:
(Note: Please bring a copy of your novel with you each day—you’ll need it during the sessions. You will receive your copy of the workbook, Novel Metamorphosis, 2nd edition, on the first day of the retreat. The cost of the workbook is included in the retreat fee.)
 

FRIDAY

1:00-2:00 Check in and Light Lunch

2:00-4:15 Introduction and Inventory

4:30-5:30 Ice Breakers and Group Session

5:30-6:30 Supper

6:30-7:30 Plotting: Macro to Micro

7:30-7:45 Break

7:45-8:45 Group Session: Obligatory Scene, Narrative Arc, Pacing, Epiphany

 

SATURDAY

8:15-9:00 Arrival/Breakfast/Coffee

9:00-9:45 Characterization and Dialogue

9:45-10:15 Group Session: Characters

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:15 Make it Live: Sensory Details

11:15-12:00 Group Session: Sensory Details

12:15-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:15 Clarity: Verbs, Nouns and Connotations

2:15-3:00 Group Session: Words

3:00 Snacks/coffee/soda

3-4:30 Free time to write

4:30-5:15 Where Are We? Setting

5:30-6:30 Supper

6:30-7:15 Adding Depth and Layers: Narrative Patterning

7:15-8:00 Group Session: Setting and Depth

8-8:15 Break

8:15 Special Event

 

SUNDAY

8:15-9:00 Arrival/Breakfast/Coffee

9:00-9:45 Planning a Successful Revision

9:45-10:15 Group Session: Plan of Action

Check out by 11 am