There are a couple of workshops for writers coming up that I thought I'd point out. Both are being conducted by real pros in the business: Sue Ann Jaffarian and James Scott Bell. I have a great deal of respect for both of these authors and have no doubt both workshops are well worth it.

May 14, 2011:


From the event description:

Often the first impression is the only chance you will get when pitching your work to agents. In this Sisters In Crime/Los Angeles sponsored workshop, Sue Ann Jaffarian, best-selling author of three mystery series, will show you how to put your best foot forward when approaching agents, whether in person or by query.   

Sue Ann will take you from the very beginning of setting up your manuscript with proper formatting to what to say and what not say to grab the attention of agents.

Click here for more information.

June 4-5, 2011

Selling Your Novel and Screenplay Intensive with James Scott Bell

Some of the things you'll learn in this seminar:

  • The single most important secret to selling your work to Hollywood or big publishers
  • The one plot element that most writers miss, dooming their chances of selling
  • How a misunderstanding of "character arc" might actually be hurting your story, and what you can do about it.

There's much more, of course. Check out the event description for more details and information on how to attend.

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