ClassYou've Finished Your Book Now What? Pitch It!
The publishing process can be confusing and intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Each published writer goes through the same process; somewhere along the way, they just asked for help. That's what this class aims to do: help you take the next step with your manuscript with confidence. The day will start with an overview of the publishing process and how to find an agent and a discussion on what makes a query letter successful. We'll get into the weeds here, talking about everything you should be sure to cover (or avoid). We'll break for food, and you'll each have an individual conference with me during lunch. When we come back, we'll talk about what makes a first page successful—you'll have time to work on yours—and discuss what happens after you land an agent. We'll end the day with a Q&A. Class will take place online, via Zoom, in a live meeting, with ample time for “in-class” writing exercises.
Instructions for Accessing This Online Class
In order to access the live meeting portions of this class, you must have the Zoom application downloaded to your computer. You will also need a WiFi/Internet connection throughout the duration of your scheduled meeting and a computer with audio & video capability. You will receive instruction on how to join your Zoom classroom approximately one week before your class is set to begin and then again on the start date of your class. For more information on how to use Zoom, please see our training manual here.
Some classes might also have a supplemental Google Classroom page. In order to access Google Classroom pages, you will need a Gmail address. Should your teaching artist have a Google Classroom page, you will be invited to join your class' Google Classroom page at least 24 hours before the start of your class. If you do not have a Gmail account, you can create a free account here. If we do not have a Gmail address on file for you, you will be contacted by a Loft staff member. Should you have concerns about this, please contact a Loft staff member at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-379-8999. For more information on how to use Google Classroom, please see our training manual here.