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OCC/RWA Meeting â€“ â€œConquering the Queryâ€ & Inside Advice from an Agent
OCC/RWA Chapter Meeting: Saturday, December 10, 2011
Doors open @ 9 a.m.
Ask-an-Author: Diane Pershing
Author First Chapter Critique: Diane Pershing
Louisa Bacio â€“â€œConquering the Queryâ€
Most often a publisher will request an author to submit the first few chapters of the work in progress (WIP), along with the synopsis. And as a bonus, the writer needs to include a catchy query letter â€“ aka a cover letter â€“ in order to grab the agentâ€™s/editorâ€™s attention in the first place.
Conquering the Query combats the fear that comes with writing short.
Hands-On Craft Workshop: Come prepared to work! Bring the first page of your manuscript â€“ and hopefully youâ€™ve been working on those killer opening lines because weâ€™re going to use them. If not, get going! Also, make sure to have plenty of paper and pens on hand, because during this craft workshop â€¦ we be writing!
Helen Breitweiser, Agent Cornerstone Literary Agency