Friday, July 13, 2012

Two Posts In One: 1)RWA Invite; 2)Skype Pitching; and 3)Webinar Reminder

We have three posts in one today.

POST #1 - RWA Invites
Every year I hear how authors wish they had a chance to meet with editors and agents. I also hear how they never get a chance to talk. Again, I am reminding RWA Chapters, if they would like me to visit with their group at Nationals, get in touch with me ASAP!!!! Let me know when you will meet and I can swing by to chat. And yes, you can pitch to me when I come by. If I don't hear from you, I will be hanging out with Mickey at the park and listening to what he has to pitch!
For all writing chapters out there. If you are interested in running a remote session with me, we can arrange something via SKYPE. We will be doing this at the Historical Novel Society in London this coming September. Because I couldn't make it to the conference, I will be doing pitches via SKYPE with the participants. Let me know if this is something you would be interested in. Heck, we could probably do a Q & A Session as well. Just email me at the agency, or talk to me at Nationals in Anaheim.

Just a reminder of the upcoming webinar.
The Bulletproof Submission Package: Crafting the Pitch, Manuscript and Proposal That Will Get You Published

By Scott Eagan (Greyhaus Literary)
Session Date:Thursday, July 19, 2012

Start Time: 1:00 p.m. EST

Run Time: 90 minutes
Each registration comes with access to the archived version of the program and the materials for one year. You do not have to attend the live event to get a recording of the presentation. In all WD webinars, no question goes unanswered.


All registrants are invited to submit a pitch paragraph (200 words or fewer) in advance of the event. All submitted queries are guaranteed a critique by literary agent Scott Eagan.


Writers often forget that the submission elements—the query, synopsis, pitch, and so forth—all go hand in hand, and must work together to present a book in the best possible light. So the “right” way to submit and pitch your work will vary from project to project. It’s crucial to understand what editors and agents are seeing from their end as they review the packages authors send and decide which ones are worth of further consideration.
How should your pitch, query, bio and synopsis all work together to explain the different elements of your book? How are these elements similar? How are they different? The session will also discuss face-to-face pitch sessions for writers who plan on sitting down with agents soon.

What you’ll learn:

• Attendees will understand the importance of targeting a submission package for individual editors and agents.

• Attendees will learn what the editors and agents are looking for in the submission package or pitch.

• Attendees will, following the webinar’s instruction, be able to examine and tailor each of the elements to better showcase your writing.

Speaker: Me


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