The first step to getting a traditional book deal is a query that grabs a literary agent’s interest and has them begging to read the rest of the book. In this 2-part workshop, you’ll learn how to write the rejection-proof query with specific emphasis on the blurb—the most important piece. In addition, we’ll talk about an attention-grabbing title and how to write a bio that highlights your strengths, even if you don’t have previous writing credentials.
You’ll also learn how to use the query as a larger part of your writing process rather than just a means to an end. Attendees will have the opportunity to workshop their queries with Jessica and get input not just on the query, but on how reading the query can inform the writing of the book itself.
This event is a good fit for adults who have a complete or near-complete manuscript (or proposal, if non-fiction) and who are preparing to query agents.