Wherever you are reading this note from—I sincerely hope it's a great day for you! As I work on the tutorials, I always find it interesting as not only do the tutorials relate to our writing goals and careers—I also find that they relate well to life in general. Those of you that read my note last week know about the unfortunate loss of my kitty. The update to that is this: we adopted an 8-month old kitten that had been in a shelter for far too long. She's adjusting well, and we are adjusting well. But this led me to this conclusion (yes, which I already knew, but it was a great reminder): the one constant is change.
As you are also well aware, publishing is an ever-changing market. And for those of us that write, who doesn't aspire to be a published author? This week's tutorial touches on this, but it also heavily focuses on a super HOT genre in today's market: Romance.
How to Make Your Romance Hot Enough for an Agent is an enlightening and engaging tutorial. Romance novels represent a huge chunk of fiction sales. Readers devour romance. Agents are hungry to sell romance to publishing houses. If you write in this HOT genre, you need to know what captures the attention of an agent, an editor, and all those voracious readers!
Featured Tutorial: How to Make Your Romance Hot Enough for an Agent
Romance novels represent a huge chunk of fiction sales. Readers devour romance. Agents are hungry to sell romance to publishing houses. If you write in this HOT genre, you need to know what captures the attention of an agent, an editor, and all those voracious readers!
Instructor Sara Megibow has worked at the Nelson Literary Agency since 2006. As a literary agent, Sara has enjoyed tremendous success selling debut romance authors into major New York publishing houses.
In this 81-minute tutorial video, you'll learn:
The specific elements of a romance novel agents look for in submissions.
How to analyze your writing, your platform, your hook, and your pitch.
Common red flags to avoid in your romance novel.
Places to go to get your work reviewed and critiqued.
How to make an accurate list of legitimate agents who rep romance novels and how to approach them successfully.
How to mold a successful publishing career out of the options you have in today's ever-changing market.
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Live Webinar | The Publishable Novel: How to get an Acquisition Editor to say "YES!"
There's still time to register and attend! Session date: Thursday, April 26, 2012 Starting time: 1:00 p.m. EST Duration: 90 minutes
In this webinar, you will learn the elements and standards used by acquisition editors in selecting material, as well as the criteria and considerations, and even the attitudes that acquisition editors bring to submitted manuscripts. We will show you how to leverage your skills and experience to serve your career goals in publishing. Above all, you will learn how to get the acquisition editor to say, "Yes!"
This webinar includes a critique! You are invited to submit a one-page synopsis for critique by one of the presenters.
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Special Opportunity: Online Agent Fiction Pitch Slam
Have you ever wished that you had the attention of an agent, as well as the training necessary to craft the perfect pitch? At the Writer's Digest Online Agent Fiction Pitch Slam, you'll get the instruction and opportunity you need to do both!
This experience begins on Thursday, April 26 and concludes Tuesday, May 1, 2012.