The very successful author, Christina Dodd once said, ‘Submitting your work is like getting on stage, pulling down your pants, and asking for comments.’ That is never truer than in face-to-face pitching. Let’s face it; the thought of it is enough to make the strongest shudder and run. So why do it? Because you believe …
Drake, 2014 RITA Winner for Best First Novel, doesn’t take ‘no’ for an answer. After a total of three novels, and
417 queries, in June of 2011, she scored an agent — Nalini Akolekar
of Spencerhill and Associates.
now has twelve published novels. The first, The Sweet Spot, won the
2014 RWA RITA for Best First Book. When she isn’t writing, she
speaks to writers groups and teaches online.
She is a founder of Women’s Fiction Writers Association as well as
the Award-Winning, Writers in the Storm Blog. Laura is a multi-Margie
immersion grad. She credits
Margie with taking her from ‘good’ to ‘sold’!
realized a lifelong dream of becoming a Texan and is currently
working on her accent. She gave up the corporate CFO gig to write
full time. She’s a wife, grandmother, and motorcycle chick in the
remaining waking hours.
You know the feeling – when you start a book and immediately suspend disbelief to fall into the story world. As authors, we know that this isn’t easy to do. It takes more than a good scene. It takes a maestro of craft to pull it off. If you’re past problems with POV, character development …
We all know what it’s like to pick up a book and be sucked into the fictional world. You sense that you can trust the author and suspend disbelief to go on a journey. But how do your favorite authors do that? In this class you will have lessons and homework. You will get input …
Your writing is amazing. You’ve edited your manuscript until the reflection alone will blind. Congratulations! But without an equally shiny submission, those agents/editors will never know about you, and that you could have been their next great author. This course will teach you what you need to know to make a professional submission that will …