For HNS’s first-ever pre-conference “Friday Workshops,” writing coach Charlotte Cook will be offering the following topics:
Ever wonder what an acquisition editor does when she reads your submission? Want to know when and why an editor stops reading or asks for more pages? This is an interactive workshop during which you can listen to the initial thoughts and reactions of a publisher and acquisition editor as she sorts through participants’ opening pages. Learn the differences between what peers suggest and when that works, and what an industry professional advises and when that’s important. Charlotte gives a balanced accounting of what drives an editor to keep reading, stop reading, or ask for more pages.
Agents and publishers have heard thousands of pitches, which means you need to connect with the object of your pitch. Most agents and editors are much easier to approach than you think. But what you say, how you act and how you respond is all part of the success of your pitch. Yes, you’re allowed to be nervous. Nerves are a good sign. In this interactive workshop, Charlotte will help you get to the part of your pitch that makes the agent or publisher want to see your manuscript. She’ll talk pitch, synopsis, and etiquette—a potent combination that will give you the results to make you successful in the moment and in the future work you do. Charlotte will use her “Magic Three, Six and Nine” tool to show you how to write and improve your pitch.
You can also sign up for BOTH workshops at the special price of $100.00 (it still includes the boxed lunch!). These options are available on the Registration Form. Click on the Flamingo if you want to register now!