Plot Guide for Children's Book Authors - A Writers Workshop DVD

Learn how to build a Dramatic Action plot-line, Character Emotional Development plot-line, and Thematic Significance plot-line for your children's, middle school, and young adult fiction. Both the Scene Tracker and the Plot Planner tools for writers are demonstrated.

Plot Guide for Children's Book Authors DVD is interactive and formatted like a book so you can either watch "play the movie" in its entirety or, for help in a specific area, click on the "lesson selection" chapters.

Using scenes from Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko, Plot Guide for Children's Book Authors DVD shows children's book authors and authors of middle grade chapter books and young adult novels how to deepen their scenes and create a muli-layered plot.

"Her ability and explanations are amazing." McWilliams for SCBWI Bulletin

Can't make it to a live workshop? Enjoy this workshop from the comforts of your own home!

The chapters are as follows:

  1. Introduction
  2. Plot Definition
  3. Character Emotional Development Profile
  4. Plot Planner
  5. Scene vs. Summary
  6. Plot the Middle
  7. Plot the End
  8. Scene Tracker


If you're a Children's fiction author that learns best by "seeing" the information rather than reading about it, this is the Plot Tool for you.

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