Dear Singapore SCBWIies,
Singapore SBWI's May meeting, 'Developing Effective Characters,' was a chance for members to share and learn from each other about the different ways we approach character development. We covered a broad range of subjects from character files, the importance of flaws, character vs plot driven stories and the ins and outs of self-publishing (way off topic but altogether interesting). The role the illustrator plays in character development was also discussed, and we were lucky to hear from Elieth, who brought in some of her character sketches and talked about how working with a writer differs from being a writer/illustrator.
Overall, it was a most enjoyable evening and we stayed so long chatting we ended up getting evicted (politely) from the restaurant.
There will be no formal meeting in June, as many of us will be busy either presenting or attending the AFCC. We will however, be having a social dinner with our international SCBWI friends on the evening of Thursday June 4th.
Don't forget to post your manuscripts this month !
The SCBWI Singapore Online Critique Group is a forum where SCBWI Singapore members can give and receive monthly critiques on their work in progress (be it manuscripts or illustrations).
The aim of the group is to provide us with a place to chat, discuss works in progress, give and take advice on how to improve, receive encouragement to keep going when you’re feeling disheartened, and receive support and friendship from fellow creators.
If you are interested in joining the group please let me know and I will provide you with more information about how it all works.
Please note, you must be a current Singapore SCBWI member to participate in this forum.
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