If you click on the tab that says workshops, there is a schedule there for the professional level workshops we are doing this year.
By professional level, I mean someone who is a ways into writing already, either sold a few things or novels or is close, and has a long term goal to someday make a living at writing fiction. These are not beginning level workshops. But still open to you if you haven’t sold anything, but are working hard toward that goal. For example, the other day I got a letter from a writer who had just finished her fourth novel, was getting great personal rejections, and wanted to jump to selling. She is in a perfect position for the workshops to help her jump years ahead.
The first two workshops are already up and going with e-mail lists, although the short story workshop with Denise Little is just getting going with the first assignment just sent out, so still time to jump in on that one and I have a few spots open.
On the agent topic we have been talking about, and the marketing topic that goes along with that, in March Kris and I do a week-long marketing workshop. We teach you how to do all those things that scare you now, from writing query letters, good proposals, and mailing to editors. We talk a lot about what makes a good package to an editor for a novel and how to get it to them and how to find the right editor. We also talk a lot about agents, when to hire one, how to hire one, how to look for a good agent for you, how to get away from a bad agent, and so much more on that topic. We limit the number of people attending on that workshop (since there is so much writing involved) and it was full, but I’ve just had two people drop back to the October marketing workshop, so there are two spots open in March. Write me if interested and put writer’s workshops in the subject line.
Or write me if interested in any of the other workshops, including the Agents workshop in June. You think these posts have helped you with agents, we really give you help there. And not how to avoid an agent, but that’s some of it, but also when you need an agent, how to get a good one for you, how to even find a good one. And lots of things like how agency structures work and why.
We are doing some basic agent stuff in the marketing, but that workshop is focused on marketing to editors and helping you sell. The weekend in June is the focus only on agents. Laura and I have been talking for a long time here, over many posts and comments, and we have only scratched the surface of the agent topic.
Just a reminder about the workshops as they start firing up.
A new Killing the Sacred Cows post coming up soon.