Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Webinar: Developing Good Interiority

Date(s) - 10/25/2017
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Time Zone Information

The event will be held on Wednesday, October 25th at 20:00 PM Irish/GMT (21:00 pm Central European Time). If you will be joining us from another time zone, please make a note of the time in your local time zone.

Note: The webinar will be recorded and made available to participants for a limited time period after the event.



Readers need to connect with, understand and care about the protagonist of your story – and that's where interiority comes in. It's vital to convey your protagonist's reactions, thoughts and feelings, but how do you do that in a subtle, natural, non-telling way – a way which plunges the reader into the character's shoes rather than keep them at a distance? How do you get from "I was lying on my bed, scared of the dark" to "The still, moonless night seeped through the shattered window and squeezed its icy hands around my neck"? 

This craft-focused webinar is suitable for writers of fiction for any age. In it, you'll find out how to recognise unsuccessful interiority and learn the tools of great interiority that will help to transform your writing. Catherine will provide tips and tricks, lots of specific examples, and there'll be an in-webinar exercise to give you the opportunity to try it out and share the results.


Presented by

catherine coeCatherine Coe is a children's book editor and author with over 16 years of editorial experience. She worked in-house as a commissioning editor at Orchard Books (Hachette) for many years, before starting her freelance career in 2011. She is the author of more than 30 books, including The Owls of Blossom Wood, The Unicorns of Blossom Wood, and the Kid Cowboy series. Catherine's freelance clients include a wide range of UK publishers and agents, and she also works with writers directly, mentoring talented authors on their road to publication. Catherine currently lives in Stockholm and is actively involved in SCBWI, particularly through her role as a co-editor of Undiscovered Voices.

Twitter: @catherinecoe
Instagram: @catherinecoeauthor






Non-members and SCBWI members are welcome to attend. Maximum of 12 participants.

SCBWI members must log in to the site before registering for the webinar. Registration closes at 12:00 pm on the day of the webinar.

You don't need a PayPal account to register, but you do need a credit card for payment.



This event is fully booked.