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Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Workshop: Penning the Pitch-Perfect Proposal

Writers in and around Lubbock, Texas: Do you have a book that you're ready to start shopping to publishers? Or have you already been sending it out but your collection of rejection letters is growing while your confidence shrinks? Come to my workshop on Saturday the 21st (day after tomorrow!!) and raise your chances of selling your book! Here are the details... (and p.s.-- I promise to try not to make the face I'm making in the photo below!) :) 

Writer Workshop in Lubbock with author Jennifer Archer
Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 9:00 to 3:00
Room 209, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas
(email Alisa texpeso@aol.com for directions)


Are you tired of sending your book proposal out to agents and editors and hearing, “Thanks, but no thanks?”

In this 6 hour workshop, you’ll learn:

• What a synopsis/query should be, as opposed to what you probably think it is

• The # 1 thing agents and editors look for in your proposal

• How to write a query and synopsis that will make agents/editors want MORE

• The importance of structure in a proposal

• How to find your hook – or the “hot premise”

• The importance of conveying the tone of your book in your query/synopsis

• How to use turning points to structure your synopsis


Bring your current query and synopsis if you have one . . . or just your story idea. Bring paper and something to write with. Bring an open mind and a willingness to learn! Archer will use as examples the proposals that sold her books THROUGH HER EYES (currently available in hardback and ebook) and ONCE UPON A DREAM (currently available in ebook at Amazon for Kindle and barnesandnoble.com for Nook), & THE ME I USED TO BE. It will be helpful, although not mandatory, if you have read at least one of these books prior to the workshop.

Jennifer Archer has written eleven novels and three novellas, as well as numerous non-fiction works. She has been a finalist twice for Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart award, and in 2006 was a finalist for the prestigious Rita Award and a nominee for a Romantic Times Bookclub Magazine Reviewer’s Choice Award. Her debut Young Adult novel, THROUGH HER EYES, was an April, 2011 release from Harper Collins & her next novel, THE SHADOW GIRL, will be published by Harper Collins in 2013. Archer has taught creative writing and has presented numerous talks and workshops for educators, students, writers' organizations and bookstores. Visit her website at www.jenniferarcher.net

$25.00 per person (mail check or money order to below address) Alisa Dollar, PO Box 98376, Lubbock, Texas 79499

texpeso@aol.com 806-283-1031

1 comment:

Valia Lind said...

This makes me wish I lived in TX! :-) Have fun! You're sweet to do this!