Pitching, it has the power to strike fear in the heart of the most intrepid writer. It also has the power to launch your career, whether youâ€™re pitching on paper, or in person. This workshop will give you the tools you need to feel confident, and present yourself and your writing in a professional manner. We will cover:
Pitching on paper
Creating a logline for your novel
The all important query â€“ and how to use it as a building block for your pitch
Etiquette and procedures
Pitching in person
Different types of pitches, and how to prepare for each
Attitude is everything â€“ how to make it work for you
Tips and tricks, how to be memorable in a good way
Make the most of your opportunities
How to manage your fear
About the Instructor:
Laura Drake decided to write a novel. Three years later she completed it, and decided what she really wanted was to hold a book in her hand with her name on the cover. 500 queries, three novels, and ten years later, Laura achieved her dream, signing a three book deal with Grand Central for her romances, set in the world of professional bull riding. The Sweet Spot, released in May of 2013. She also sold her â€˜Biker-chickâ€™ romance to Harlequinâ€™s Superromance line.
Sheâ€™s a member of the Orange County Chapter, as well as a former President of RWAâ€™s Womenâ€™s Fiction Chapter.