Plot Master Class

03 Sep

Let me introduce to you a brilliant woman in the publishing world. Her name is Cheryl Klein, and she is a senior editor with Arthur A. Levine books, and division of Scholastic and the folks who brought us the American editions of Harry Potter.

Cheryl is, as I said, a brilliant woman. She has become known for her smart treatment of plot in a Plot Master Class in which she has authors create a Book Map of their novel. This book map requires a writer to basically put a magnifying glass to your manuscript and focus on each scene as it stands on its own. She has successfully used this technique with the authors publishing with Arthur A. Levine, and she is happy to teach it to everyone.

SCBWI of Utah/southern Idaho is bringing Cheryl Klein to Salt Lake City on November 17 to lead her original and life changing Plot Master Class. Registration will go on our web site in a couple of weeks. You don’t have to be an SCBWI member to attend, nor do you have to write for kids/teens. This method works for every single novel and every single writer.

I hope you will attend. It is an eye opening process that will make you book strong and sturdy. I’ll be posting more about it, so don’t worry–I won’t let you forget. You won’t want to miss it.

Oh yeah, that’s me and Cheryl in the photo below, when she came to Boise a couple of years ago to speak at our conference. She’s so amazing, I keep having her back. Few people are able to teach the things she has learned in one of the biggest publishers the way she can.



6 responses to “Plot Master Class

  1. Liz Fredericks

    September 4, 2012 at 7:34 AM

    Thanks for the info, Neysa! It’s always useful to have plotting expertise.

  2. Clarissa Southwick

    September 4, 2012 at 8:18 AM

    This sounds like a fascinating conference. Thanks for telling us about it, Neysa!

  3. Peggy Staggs

    September 4, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    I’m always interested in plot. Thanks for the information.

  4. Janis McCurry

    September 4, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    I can see the class soaking up the information and lightbulbs going on in all those writers heads. Great information, Neysa.

  5. Judith Keim

    September 4, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    Cheryl is a well-known and well-respected editor. I’ve heard her speak before and she does a great job! Well worth the trip… not sure if I can make it!

  6. maryvine

    September 5, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Thanks for the info, Neysa.


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