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.
Instructions for Accessing This Online Class
In order to access live class meetings, 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 and video capability. The information to join your Zoom classroom will be provided in your confirmation email upon registration. Please check spam folders if you do not see this email upon registration. For more information on how to use Zoom, please see our training manual here.
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