Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Pitch Class On-Line

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Join Wine Country Romance Writers, RWA, as we GEAR UP TO PITCH AT NATIONALS.

Pitch Perfect: Getting to the Heart of your Romance Novel with Janet Wellington.
4 weeks ** 4/7 - 5/2 **
Register by mail or online -info at: http://winecountryromancewriters.com/workshops.htm

You might be the most talented writer on the planet, but if you can't describe your story in an exciting but succinct way, you're in trouble. Everyone needs to learn how to pitch -- to be able to present story ideas within query letters, synopses, and during frightening agent and editor appointments at writing conferences!

Can you capture the essence of your tale in 25 words or less? When your listener wants to know more about your story, do you know what to say and, more importantly, what not to say? Do you know the biggest benefit of having an agent or editor appointment at a national or regional writing conference?

This workshop is designed to help you learn, step-by-step, how to whittle down a story summary (for your romance or women's fiction novel) that will be perfect for a query letter and/or a pitch to an> agent or editor. If you read all the lectures, do all the homework (instructor provides feedback), you just might end up with a perfect pitch!

Janet Wellington is an award-winning author, writing teacher, line-editor, and writing coach. Janet 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 teaches privately as well as through the online school: Long Story Short School of Writing. In addition to her own writing, Janet also enjoys assisting other writers in critiquing and line-editing their unpublished manuscripts, and she also does some one-on-one coaching of other writers through her business "Wellington Word."

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