Ever tried to reduce your 70,000+ word manuscript to a 2-page synopsis or 1-page query? It’s tough isn’t it? There’s something even shorter—the pitch—and it can open doors when you have mere seconds to grab an agent’s or publisher’s attention. In most cases, you have time for 140 words or less. That’s a pitch. A well-crafted pitch will invite the response: Tell me more.
Taught by an author who used her pitch to get three requests for full manuscripts, this workshop will show you how to eliminate excess information and trim your story down to the bare essentials. Using tried and true formulas, writers will begin to craft their pitches. Special guest, Barbara Evers, will share insight on how you can use your pitch to reach out to agents during Twitter’s pitch wars. Added bonus? This process will help you focus your query letter, too.
SPECIAL GUEST Barbara V. Evers, author of The Watchers of Moniah trilogy, is an award-winning author and a Pushcart Prize nominee whose short stories and essays have appeared in several anthologies. In addition, she’s judged several writing contests, been a slush pile reader, and contributes to multiple blogs, including two of her own. Barbara is the chapter leader for the Greenville SCWA chapter and has served the Board of Directors multiple times, including as President of the Board in 2009.
When she’s not writing, Barbara is a professional trainer, speaker, and freelance writer/editor who has taught and written customized training programs for multiple clients including three upstate colleges. Barbara lives in Greer, SC with two of her grandchildren, her husband, Bruce, and a rescue dog named Roxy. For more information, visit her website, Eversworks.com, or her two blogs: AnEclecticMuse.blogspot.com and TheWorkbenchofFaith.wordpress.com.
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