Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI AZ Presents a KidLit Tools Workshop: Mini-Blueprint for a Book

Date(s) - 06/04/2022
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Mini-Blueprint for a Book

Webinar Presented by Sharon Skinner

The mini-blueprint for a book workshop will help you get the key elements of your book out of your head and onto the page.

This workshop is helpful for writers at all levels. Whether you have a completed draft, are stuck in the mushy middle, or have an idea for a story but aren’t sure how to move forward.

Working with a complete manuscript can be a bit overwhelming, and having a one-page summary is a great way to feel like you can hold the whole thing in your head at one time.

The purpose of the One-Page Book Summary is to force the writer to take off their writer’s hat and start thinking like an editor, a reader, and an entrepreneur whose product will one day go out into the marketplace. As you answer the questions about your book, the mini-blueprint will help you imagine your story as a finished product sitting on a bookstore shelf. Really see it.

Defining your book in this way – and on just one page – can also be enormously comforting when you are deep into your revision and moving things around. One glance at this Mini Book Blueprint can bring you back to your story’s basics and your purpose for writing it.

There are 13 elements to consider, and we will be going over each of them in detail.

Workshop Schedule:

Saturday, June 4, 2022 – 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm


Member Rate: $15

Non-member Rate: $25

The Presenters:

Sharon holds a GPC, a BA in English, an MA in Creative Writing, and is an Author Accelerator Certified Book Coach.

Her work has been published in a number of local, national, and international publications. She previously served for eight years as the Executive Editor of Anthology magazine, a small press literary magazine published in Mesa, Arizona.

Sharon is an active member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) and serves as the Regional Advisor for SCBWI AZ. For more, visit

*This Mini-Blueprint for a Book presentation is adapted from and uses materials developed by Jennie Nash at Author Accelerator.


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ZOOM System:

-Here’s what you need to know about registering for the webinar.

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You will need to click on the link for the session at its start time, and you’ll be in a virtual waiting room until the session begins. You will be muted upon entry, and then we will ask you to turn off your video as well (or we can turn it off for you).

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If you miss the live webinar, no worries, you will receive a link to the video replay within approximately 7 days after the event and you will have a 30-day viewing window.


Terms and Conditions:

“By signing up for this event, the registrant acknowledges that audio taping, videotaping and/or transmitting or aiding in any of the foregoing of any part of the conference (including, but not limited to, presentations, individual sessions, and networking events) is prohibited. Additionally, the material in all handouts and presentations is copyrighted and may not be reprinted, blogged, written, orally transmitted, and/or reproduced without written permission of the copyright holder.”

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*Must be at least 18 years of age to attend SCBWI AZ events.

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*Refunds (Tuition Only):

*Before May 28, 2022, subject to a $5.00 handling fee.

*No refunds after May 28, 2022.

*REGISTRATION CLOSES at 4:00 pm June 3, 2022.

*No credits will be issued.

*We are not responsible for any technical difficulties that may arise during registration.