MEMBERS PRESENT: Judy, Luneil, Patty, Karen, RuthAnn, Suzy and Hardarshan Valia
Our Third zoom meeting started promptly at 6:30 PM. Judy announced that one of the next meeting agendas would be whether to meet in person at a park or continue the zoom meeting format. Judy has recorded the meeting for those who could not attend; however, the recording will be stored for two months for them to listen. HARDARSHAN VALIA gave information on the authorspublish.com website, a good source of information related to publishing. He also mentioned that SCBWI had introduced a free webinar for its members; the first one is entitled ‘Transferring a picture book manuscript into a visual narrative scheduled for May 13, but a recording will be available May 14. He also urged SCBWI members to take courses offered by SCBWI-Indiana, where he took one course on writing a picture book by Shannon Anderson.
PATTY, read Chapter Eighteen The Liar from her manuscript The Iron Ladies. Vienne learned the history of Gepp’s family and how her grandfather’s abusive treatment affected Gepp’s childhood growth. She realized the role she will be playing in bringing happiness into her father’s life.
LUNEIL AND JUDY, presented the character sketch for their collaborative novel Lottie Nora and Ryligh Emma. They described in detail the steps taken to record the characterization of their protagonists. After that, a table was presented that highlighted their character, which was later incorporated into their stories. After that, Luneil read her accident-prone character Lottie’s first day at school. That was followed by a reading by Judy, who described the sleuth Ryligh’s first day to school, thereby setting the premise to where they will meet and the plot will thicken.
KAREN, informed that she is continuing the revision of her Rescue Ivy book. It has sixteen chapters with an epilogue. She intends to do one more revision before final submission.
SUZY, returned to the group and has started working on the story of Mrs. W.
NEXT MEETING: scheduled for June 9, 2021 at 6:30 PM
Hardarshan Singh Valia