Friday, December 26, 2008

Building The Fiction Pitch

January 2 - 30, 2009

"Building the Fiction Pitch, Step by Step"

Instructor: Janet Wellington

You've completed the manuscript of a story you love, and now all it needs is
a home. Time for the next step: marketing your story to an agent and/or
editor at a writing conference you've just decided to attend. The thing is,
you might be the most talented writer on the planet -- but if you can't
describe your story in an exciting but succinct way during a pitching
opportunity or appointment, you could be in real trouble.

By taking this course you'll learn:

* What to do when preparing to pitch

* Anatomy of a pitch; different lengths you'll need and why

* Techniques to help you analyze your story

* The biggest mistake writers make in pitching their stories

* How to craft the opening for your pitch

* The top benefit of an editor/agent appointment at conferences

* How to design a pitch for individual and group appointments

* What to say -- and not say -- if they want more

Janet Wellington is an award-winning author, writing teacher, and
line-editor for both published and not-yet-published writers. She started
learning the art of pitching stories in 1995 when she attended her first
Romance Writers of America national conference, and hasn't stopped since!
She has presented workshops on the art of pitching both regionally and
nationally, and now teaches online. Read more about her at:

For more information or to register for the "Building the Fiction Pitch,
Step by Step" course, go to:

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