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Nuts and Bolts of Science Writing 2015 | July 5 – July 9, 2015

Learn the dynamics of powerful science writing for children and teens—even if you’re a new writer or have limited experience. Compelling science writing can give children the powerful “Aha” feeling and engage their creativity and curiosity. By energizing readers through active writing, authors will open the door to learning and shine the light on exciting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts. The work required to join the ranks of children’s science writers is challenging but rewarding. Through hands-on sessions, one-to-one manuscript critiques, and ample writing time, this workshop will give you the tools and insights you need to advance on your path to success. Topics will include:

  • Ideas: How to Generate, Evaluate, and Shape Them
  • Science in Narrative Nonfiction
  • Making a Living as a Science Writer
  • The Scoop on NGSS and Common Core
  • How to work with experts to improve the accuracy and depth of your writing; and draw on your interviews and other research to write cohesive books, articles, or other works for young readers

The workshop will also include Skype sessions with additional editors, science talk and brainstorming sessions, and Nature Walk–Share one Weird but True fact (NGKIDS series).

This course is for all levels, from those who are experienced in science writing to those who don’t have a science background but are interested in nonfiction and want to try their hand at writing science books for children.

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