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Lights, Camera, Action: Using Cinematic Techniques to Deliver Character and Story

Date(s) - 04/15/2021
07:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Presenter Name: Cinda Williams Chima, author

Webinar Title: Lights, Camera, Action: Using Cinematic Techniques to Deliver Character and Story

Webinar Date and Time: Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Webinar description:

In this webinar, we’ll explore the use of cinematic techniques to engage readers with characters and immerse them in story. Participants will learn how to achieve an effective balance of narrative, dialogue, and action, and inject tension into story using classic film techniques.


Cinda Williams ChimaCinda Williams Chima nearly failed first grade because she was always daydreaming instead of listening. By junior high, she got in trouble for writing novels in class. Yet the magic of books took her from first grade failure to first generation college graduate to college professor to New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of the Seven Realms, Heir Chronicles, and Shattered Realms teen fantasy series. Her newest series, The Sunstone Saga, marries Norse mythology and witchcraft with her usual mingle of magic, swordplay, romance and cut-throat politics. It is forthcoming from Balzer & Bray.

Date registration opens: Monday, February 15, 2021

Date registration closes: Saturday, April 10 at 11:59 p.m.

Price of registration for:

  • SCBWI Carolinas members: $10
  • SCBWI members: $15
  • Non-members: $20

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  • There are no partial refunds for failure to login
  • All refunds may be subject to a 5% handling fee

No registration fees will be refunded after Wednesday, March 31 at 11:59 p.m.