Wowza! Your book is done. Congratulations. You’re ready to put your fabulous story out there into the publishing world. One of the best ways to get your work in front of agents and editors, is through pitching and querying.
But to pitch and query you need to distill your amazing book down to a few intriguing paragraphs or lines or Twitter for pitches, even just words.
In this intensive, hands-on, two week class, you’ll learn the basics of a hook-an-agent/editor pitch/blurb.
This intensive, hands-on, two week class offers you the most important opportunity: feedback. We will revise, fine-tune, and re-work your pitches and blurbs, all while working to maintain emotion and your voice in a hooky, can’t-wait-to-read pitch/blurb.
Yes, it’s possible. You can do it! Distill your story to a pitch/blurb that will hook agents and editors and make them want to read more.
Sign up and learn how to create a potent pitch and brilliant blurb.
Suzanne Purvis is a transplanted Canadian living in the Deep South, where she traded “eh” for “y’all.” An author of long, short, and flash fiction for both children and adults, she has won several awards including those sponsored by the University of Toronto, RWA, Bethlehem Writer’s Roundtable, and Women Who Write. You can find her work in print anthologies, magazines, ezines, and ebooks.
Condensing an eighty-thousand word novel into one succinct sentence is, to me, one of the most challenging things I’ve ever had to produce. But, Suzanne made the process easier than I ever imagined. I’m so grateful for her expertise and patience. She’s one in a million. Thank you, Suzanne.
Man oh Man do you work in this class. But the feedback and the re-writes -- from the Suzanne but also from the classmates -- is INVALUABLE!
When I signed up to pitch a couple of editors at a local writers conference, I had no idea how to do it. Suzanne's class broke an overwhelming process down (who can summarize a novel they spent years developing in one sentence?) and made it easy. The most helpful part by far, however, was her feedback, which polished my pitches and made them shine shine far more than they would have otherwise. Perhaps the highest compliment I can give is that at one point I thought, "Hey, this is actually kind of fun!" Not what I expected in learning to pitch.
Don't know about you, but I used to hate it when someone asked me what my book was about. If you're a serious writer, you know the importance of condensing your work into interesting snippets to share on book covers, on blogs, and answering that inevitable question: What's your book about?
Suzanne is a master chef when it comes to boiling down your masterpiece into bitesize morsels. And she is a gifted teacher who can teach you how to write your own potent pitches and brilliant blurbs.
Drilling your story into a one-sentence pitch is a skill. A skill your agent and publisher will come to depend on and you will use throughout your writing career. A skill needed to make your query letter catch the eye of an agent, make your synopsis flow, and your book jacket enticing. Do your writing career a favor--don't pass up this class. This is a skillset Suzanne teaches with perfect pitch, humor, and encouragement.
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