Monday, May 24, 2010

How to sell your story

So, you’ve conquered the mountain and written your novel/memoir, and now all you have to do is find an agent or an editor who loves your work. Sounds simple, right?

Unfortunately it’s not all that easy. As much work as you’ve put into your story, I’m sorry to tell you that there’s a lot more work ahead of you. You have to create a catchy elevator pitch (a 15-second description of your wip), write a query letter (to ascertain interest from an agent/editor), write a synopsis, and make sure you have some dynamite opening pages in your story.

Guess what? I’ve got a great tip to helping to learn how to create those necessary components—this Thursday, May 27th, at 1 pm Eastern time (my!) literary agent Rachelle Gardner will present a live 90-minute webinar, “Sell Your Stuff: How to Get Your Novel or Memoir Published.” The webinar is being produced through Writer’s Digest.

Rachelle is one of the best literary agents in the market today. She is a part of WordServe Literary and publishes a blog that’s been included in Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites list. This woman knows her stuff, and now she’s going to share her insight and knowledge with the attendees. Not only that, but attendees will have access to the presentation for one year—that way if you have to leave in the middle or if you want the info as a reference, it will be available.

The webinar will include top instruction, a free query critique, an opportunity to ask questions, and five lucky attendees will be chosen at random to win a 20-minute personal phone call from Rachelle.

The cost of the webinar is only $79 and you can register here.

Keep in mind that education and instruction are a part of the writer's journey. This webinar is a great opportunity, and you should consider investing in your craft, yourself, and your story.


Carrie Cooper said...

Carrie @

Hi, Megan! This is my first visit to your great blog. Im sorry I missed the webinar--sounds like it was great! I just published my first magazine article (YEAH!) and am working on two books. I think one will be ready for submission next spring so Im praying for an agent & publisher.

You have a great blog. Keep up the good work!

Michelle Gregory said...

hi Megan. i found you thru Kay's blog. nice to see you here. nice to have met you at Glen Eyrie.