Thursday, March 12, 2015

March 17, 2015 Webinar: Writing & Selling Children's Chapter Books

Dear Readers,

This something else for you. If you are writing a chapter book for children, sign up for this class.

Writing and Selling Children's Chapter Books
With Jodell Sadler
Register today to attend this live webinar!
Your Price: $89.99
Session Date: Tuesday, March 17
Starting Time: 1:00pm Eastern
Duration: 90 minutes
Price: $89.99
About the critique:

All registrants are invited to submit a chapter book manuscript up to 1,000
words, double-spaced in Times New Roman, 12 pt, in a Word.doc. All
 submitted manuscripts are guaranteed a written critique by Jodell Sadler,
 Sadler Children's Literary.

Please Note: Even if you can't attend the live webinar, registering
 for this live version will enable you to receive the On Demand
 webinar and a personal critique of your material.Purchasing the
 On Demand version after the live event will not include a critique.
About the webinar:

Writing a chapter book boasts its rewards by turning into a series. Right?
But what are the key elements that are needed in the Chapter Book form? How
 long are they? What do I do if I am looking to present an illustrated chapter book?

Anyone wanting to write a chapter book in 2015, pace it strong, and get it the
editorial attention it deserves will not want to miss this live webinar. We will
 chat about humor, musicality of language, pacing, plots, and how strong,
 quirky characters are the rock starts of this genre category.

Come learn how word choice, active pacing, repetition and word play feed
the minds of these readers. Explore how chapter books are character driven
 and may expand readily into a series kids will love. See how to create those
quirky, memorable characters kids will relate to. And see how you can enhance
 the reader experience and bring out the theme and heart of your story. As
 always, learn how to move yourself and your story to move readers using
 key pace-writing strategies in this genre category. I'm online live and you
garner a complete critique, so jump in and join me.

Literary Agent, Jodell Sadler, shares her tips on preparing your chapter
book manuscript for agents and publishers.
What you'll learn:
Why chapter books beg for great pacing
What builds a great chapter book: simple, clear plots and engaging dialogue
To pay attention and make prosody, pacing, poetry, and performance a difference
 in your chapter book project
How to apply (and break the rules) for chapter book readers and embrace
 quirky villains
How protagonists avoid evil and but fall into dramatic situations
How to write to the audience's age or a bit older and exude personality

Free Telephone Screenwriting Class on 3 / 12 / 2015

Dear Readers,

Here is a free telephone class for script writing. call and sign up before March 14, 2015


Ever had a movie change your life?

If so, you know that it is possible for someone to write a profound screenplay...
...and this Saturday, you're going to learn how you can write a movie that has a profound impact on audiences all over the world.
Take this class if:
  • You want to DELIVER A MESSAGE,
  • You want your movie to CHANGE THE WORLD, or
  • You want to have a PROFOUND IMPACT on audiences.
You'll learn:
  • 7 Steps to Writing Profound Screenplays.
  • How to look beyond the Antagonist and Protagonist.
  • Analysis of THE MATRIX using the Profound Model.

Saturday, March 14th, 2015, 12pm (noon) 
Pacific Daylight Time

Your Presenter: Hal Croasmun has interviewed over 700 producers and helped over 250 writers make their first screenwriting deal.


New Literary Agents 3 / 12 / 2015

Hello, Readers.

hear are names of two new agents to query. I got their names from an email I received yesterday.

2 New Agents Seeking Clients NOW 

Click on any name below to see the full mini-profile on the GLA Blog (with submission instructions). Good luck querying!  

1. Cara Mannion of Harold Ober Associates

Currently Looking For: Mainly YA and adult commercial fiction, including romance (and all its subgenres), historical fiction, women's fiction, paranormal, science fiction, horror, mysteries and thrillers. Limited interest in nonfiction includes humor and biography. Cara particularly enjoys strong female protagonists, juicy love triangles, subversive conspiracy plots, and opening lines that make you want to jump headfirst into the book.

She is not looking for: Fantasy, memoirs, picture books, poetry, self-help books, screenplays and short story collections.

2. Stephanie Delman of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates

Stephanie is seeking: Literary fiction, historical/book club fiction featuring stories that haven't been told, upmarket women's fiction, and smart psychological thrillers/suspense. In nonfiction, Stephanie looks for pop culture, narrative memoirs, and blog-to-book projects (from writers with established platforms).

Stephanie does not represent children's books, sci-fi, fantasy, romance novels, erotica, or prescriptive nonfiction.