Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

December Monthly Meeting with Rob Land

Date(s) - 12/08/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Seattle Pacific University
3307 3rd Ave. W. - Seattle, WA 98119

Seattle Pacific University, Demaray Hall:

Making an emotional connection with your reader is critical to a successful story. For chatty narrators, this is not a problem. But this becomes a challenge with narrators that are emotionally scarred or limited in their own awareness. We’ll first examine general ways in which narrators reveal emotions. Then we’ll look at the very problematic case of reluctant first-person narrators that are unaware of their emotions, unable to share their emotions, or unwilling to share their emotions with the reader. We’ll look at specific techniques used by published authors to reveal these hidden emotions without betraying the narrator’s character.

And don’t miss our ever-popular holiday cookie contest and book exchange!


Rob holds an MFA in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University.

When not writing, Rob works as a mild-mannered software engineer in the Puget Sound area, part of an experiment on the long term effects of sleep deprivation.