For Writers: Pitching your work and engaging the right agents

By Fran Lebowitz

29 April 2017 (Sat)
9:30am – 5:30pm

Level 5, Possibility Room
National Library Building
100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064

Course Fee: $150.00
Eventbrite Registration Fee: $5.00

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Learn warm up exercises for writing, developing believable characters, dialogue and plot imbued with your personal style. Also learn about acquisition, finding the right agent, perfecting your pitch, knowing what a rejection letter is really saying and exploring other means such as writing for hire, co-authoring and research writing.

Course Outline

  • The craft of writing: process, discipline, methods, warm up exercises
  • Developing the idea, the Characters, Dialogue and Plot
  • Genres
  • Influential Writers
  • What is Selling
  • How publishing works
  • The departments which influence Acquisition
  • Agents and submissions
  • What do Agents Do
  • How to find an Agent
  • How to write a pitch letter
  • How to prepare a submission
  • Personalized pitching practice
  • How to read a rejection letter
  • Tips for Getting out of the Slush Pile
  • Self publishing
  • e-publishing
  • Blogging
  • Social networking
  • Write for Hire
  • Co-author
  • Non-fiction, research, reporting, news stories
  • Grants available to you

About the trainer: Fran Lebowitz

Fran Lebowitz

Fran Lebowitz worked in several departments at major trade publishers and the world famous William Morris Agency before becoming an agent for twelve years at Writers House. She represented several New York Times bestsellers, two US National Book Award Finalists and a Newberry Award Winner. She was the agent for the mega-hit Animorphs. In Asia, Fran works closely with the National Book Development Council of Singapore and helps writers find agents in the US and UK. She is the Executive Producer of a feature length motion picture and regular columnist for the American Association newspaper. Her book Tales From A Broad was published by Bantam is also available in all e-books outlets.

Registration Details

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Minimum – Maximum Number of Participants: 15 – 30 pax

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