SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2020 Novel Retreat Schedule

 

Mid-May (date tbd):

Online Zoom meeting to prepare for the retreat. We will provide Story Genius exercises that you will need to complete prior to the in-person Development Retreat.


Tentative Retreat schedule:

Friday, June 26

3 – 7 PM Check-in
5:30 PM Supper
7 – 9 PM Large and Small Group Meetings
9 PM Unwind on your own


Saturday, June 27

8:00 AM Breakfast
8:30 – 11 AM Large and small group meetings, writing time, Save the Cat! Q&A
11 AM Individual time
12 PM Lunch
1 – 3 PM Large and small group meetings, writing time, Save the Cat! Q&A
3 – 4:30 PM Individual Time
4:30 – 5:30 PM Large and small group meetings, writing time, Save the Cat! Q&A
5:30 – 7:30 PM Supper / Individual time
7:30 – 9:30 PM Movie / Plot discussion
9:30 PM Individual time


Sunday, June 28

8:00 AM Breakfast
8:30 – 11:00 AM Q&A, discussion of Zoom Meetings and small group commitments, other resources
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Individual time, Retreat ends
12:00 PM Lunch
1 – 3 PM Writing, reflection, and visiting with other writers on your own (if desired)
3 PM Check out and get started on that novel!

 

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