No critique partner? No problem! Whether your manuscript is a first draft or currently in the R&R submission stage, this highly interactive workshop will cover the intricacies of radical self-revision in the picture book space. Written and visual techniques (graphic organizers, post its, wall drafts, oh my!) will be provided to help picture book writers revise their PB manuscript(s) with or without a critique partner.
Bring your manuscript and be ready to rock and roll with revisions! And rest assured, you'll leave with lots of helpful goodies too because this workshop also includes a list of resources, sample templates, and an editorial checklist for future self-editing picture book projects. *Please note: this workshop is specifically designed for picture book writers and/or author/illustrators. These techniques are not ideal for illustrators only.
Tonya Abari is a multigenre storyteller, author, freelance editor, and book reviewer for children and adults. Her words and reviews can be found in Publishers Weekly, USA Today, Good Housekeeping, ZORA, and many more! One of "sixteen, creative, rising voices," Abari is a 2021 We Need Diverse Books Picture Book Mentee. She has forthcoming multigenre children’s book projects with Innovation Press, NatGeo Kids, Mudpuppy Books, and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
You can find her on Twitter at @TAbaris_World and on Instagram at @iamtabari.
Tonya is new to The Porch. Welcome!