Nuts & Bolts of Science Writing: “It could not have been better, no way, no how.”

“It could not have been better, no way, no how. I was amazed and mesmerized and my brain almost exploded (in a good way)! Why did I wait so long?”

That’s what an alum of our annual workshop, Nuts & Bolts of Science Writing, had to say about the course. We love it when our attendees give us rave reviews–in this case, very well-deserved. The two leaders of the workshop, Jennifer Swanson and Miranda Paul, really know their stuff and work hard to make sure everyone benefits from the course presentations, hands-on activities, one-to-one manuscript critiques and sessions with acquiring editors.

Jennifer and Miranda are back for this year’s workshop and author/educator Heather Montgomery is joining them as the third lead faculty member.

Nuts & Bolts FAculty 2019

Joining the three are these special guests:
Nuts & Bolts 2019 Special Guests

Here’s what you’ll learn at the workshop:

  • Through presentations, hands-on workshops, one-on-one manuscript critiques, ample writing time, and sessions with acquiring editors, this workshop will give you the tools and insights you need to advance on your path to success.
  • Plenty of time for writing, revising and networking.
  • Ideas: How to generate, evaluate, and shape them to engage and attract agents and editors.
  • Hands-on: Creating proposals, researching content and photos/images, and the big picture on NGSS/Common Core.
  • Writing: Formats and genres, including science-inspired fiction, narrative nonfiction, expository nonfiction, concept books, poetry, and everything in between.
  • Craft: Work with experts to improve the accuracy and depth of your writing; draw on your research to write cohesive, energetic, nonfiction and fiction books, articles, or other science-based works for picture book, middle grade, or young adult age categories.
  • Attendees will be able to submit to all editors participating in the workshop.

For a closer look at the workshop, check out this great blog post by Kathy Halsey about the 2018 Nuts & Bolts workshop.

Scenes from the 2018 workshop:

Nuts & Bolts of Science Writing for Children

Posted on: March 23, 2019