. . . We had so many wonderful comments about you and your class on our evaluations. ~ Lindy Jacobs, OCW Summer Conference Director
How to Suck in Readers From Page One
This is part of a series of courses that will help you if you are trying to get an agent, sell to a publisher, or sell your self-published books directly to the reader. After reading thousands of queries, I've come to believe that four things are essential if you want your novels to sell well.
VOICE is one of those essentials. It's the first thing we notice when we open your manuscript or book.
If you're unpublished and having a hard time breaking in or if you're published but having a hard time breaking out, this course will help you. You'll get the voice lectures that I give at writers' conference around the country, but you'll get them at a fraction of what they normally cost. Plus, you can take them in your own home, at your own pace, you won't have to pay for a hotel, and you'll have lifetime access to these lectures.
But you get more than conferees get. When you sign up for this course, you get:
What this course promises:
To teach you how to make your voice more interesting and compelling.
What this course does not promise:
That you'll get a book contract.
Some questions this course answers:
Sally Apokedak is a literary agent with the Leslie H. Stobbe Literary Agency and she wades through thousands of queries from hopeful authors every year. This puts her in a great position to be able to tell you what it is about the rare manuscript that stands out. She also teaches at writers' conferences across the U.S.
Sally has been studying, reviewing, and marketing children's books, as well as giving writing instruction for fifteen years. As the manager of the Kidz Book Buzz blog tour she was privileged to work with best-selling and award-winning authors such as Jeanne DuPrau, Ingrid Law, and Shannon Hale.