For published and aspiring KIDLIT writers during these tough times to write “together”!
***I reserve the right to remove anyone from a session who isn’t following guidelines or who is being disrespectful to others.
💛 All sessions will be on Mondays via Zoom, which is free video conferencing software.
💛 I will be closing the form once we have enough sign-ups. Please keep an eye on your inbox!
BRAINSTORM / Q+A:
6:00 – 6:40 PM CST
💛 I’m capping this at 5 participants, excluding hosts, because I want these to be smaller, less chaotic, and give everyone a chance to talk about their manuscript and solicit help from the group.
💛 This is not a critique group. Please refrain from giving outright critique. The only exception to this is if there’s an issue of racism, ableism, homophobia, etc
💛 Everyone who signs up for this is encouraged to both ask and provide advice. This isn’t a panel where participants ask the hosts questions. This is a friendly, intimate, free-for-all discussion.
💛 Be respectful of the time so that everyone gets a chance to talk about their manuscript.
7:00 – 7:40 PM CST
8:00 – 8:40 PM CST
💛 I’m capping this at 10 participants for the first Monday to see how it goes. If it goes well, I’ll lift the cap to 15+ to see if Zoom remains stable.
💛 If you hit any snags while writing, please absolutely ask the group for help. This is the beauty of writing in a “group”! I’ll answer as I’m able, and anyone who wants to help is free to do so as well.
💛 However, offering help during these sessions is optional, and participants are free to mute their speakers so they can continue writing. The goal is to find motivation and inspiration in a “group” setting, and if that means powering on without interruption, then go for it.
Thanks, and remember: We’re all here to support each other. Stay home, stay safe, and wash your hands!
Every Monday, I’ll be joined by a new co-host during the Brainstorm / Q+A Session to help answer questions!
Here are April’s co-hosts:
💛 Mindee Arnett
💛 Rebecca Coffindaffer
💛 June C.L. Tan
💛 Roseanne A. Brown