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Pub Rants University Begins!

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What’s playing on the XM or iPod right now? MARLENE ON THE WALL BY Suzanne Vega

If you are an NLA eNewsletter subscriber, you got the skinny early at the beginning of the month and first dibs on the workshop spots. Now I’m giving my blog readers a chance to register.

In 2012, I have six conferences lined up already. I can hardly believe it myself! And at these conferences, I’m schedule to give my forever popular query pitch workshop and the infamous Agent Reads The Slush Pile workshop where I graciously rip to bits the opening pages of manuscripts. Writers just love this one, which convinces me that you folks are gluttons for punishment.

And I imagine that over the years, one or two of my blog readers have longed to attend one of these workshops but have never had the opportunity.

Well, if that person is you, then listen up. On March 29, 2012, I’m launching Pub Rants University and will be offering our first online video webinar called Goodbye Slush Pile! The Secret of How to Write The Perfect Query Letter Pitch Paragraph for Your Novel.

Try and say that three times fast…

This is a video webinar, not just audio, so you’ll get a chance to see my lovely mug for a whole 90 minutes. Not to mention, you’ll even be able to ask questions during the workshop. It’s like Fridays With Kristin for a whole 90 minutes. On second thought, I’m not sure I can put up with myself for that long…

But if you are interested, here’s what you’ll learn.

-How to structure your query letter
-How to identify your plot catalyst
-How to boil 300-plus pages of a novel into one pithy pitch paragraph
-The 4 main approaches to building your pitch paragraph around the plot catalyst
-Real examples of what works and why
-Real examples of what doesn’t work and why
-Submit of your first draft tag line

Click Here to find out more details and to register. As I don’t want the workshop to be too big and unwieldy, the number of attendees is limited so keep that in mind!

5 Responses

  1. Joseph L. Selby said:

    I have been hoping you would post about this because I had a question when I read it in the newsletter. How large are these workshops going to be? While the notion of being able to ask questions during the presentation is nice, if the numbers are similar to attendance to your WD seminars, active questions could grind the workshop to a halt.

  2. Natalie Aguirre said:

    I really enjoyed your query webinar with Writers Digest so I really recommend this to anyone who didn’t attend that. And thanks so much for keeping the price reasonable.

  3. The Writer Librarian said:

    This is perfect timing for me. I attended a webinar from Sara Megibow last year on overall query structure, but I’m now at a stage where I’m not sure if my one-paragraph pitch pops enough. Thanks for putting on this workshop!