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Have you ever wondered what agents were dying to find in their inbox/slush pile? There have been many times I entered a contest and not even received a comment, not even from one of the agents. Or maybe the agent was kind enough to leave a comment that simply said, "Sorry, this just isn't what I'm looking for, but I love the premise and your voice."
I always walk away feeling unsatisfied. If I had known exactly what the agent wanted beyond, "YA" or "Fantasy" I might not have even entered a contest I knew I wouldn't win! Even more, I wasted a very busy agents time!
Well, your time of guessing is up!
OPERATION AGENT INK to the rescue!
That's right! This workshop will help aspiring authors get on the list of an agent's WISH LIST! When the workshop is over, your manuscript will be ready to view by a group of AMAZING agents who are dying to see what you've written because it's exactly what they wanted to read. In content anyway!
The workshop will consist of agent interviews describing in detail what they would like to see.
There will be daily tips, advice, mentoring and even writing exercises for those who may need them.
Target dates will be set for those who need the motivation.
Schedules will be made to help you get your novel finished and ready for an agent to view.
There will be writing assignments to help manage your WIP.
There will be tons of examples!!
You will learn how to write your book in 30 or 60 days. And that will be followed by the editing process, with advice and suggestions for your edits.
The workshop is open to those who have begun a manuscript, but are still working to finish.
You can sign up if your manuscript is completed, but needs editing or minor work and repairs.
You can sign up even if all you have is an idea for a manuscript, but don't know where to start or how to get it outlined.
Once the manuscript is written, the edits will begin, until you masterpiece shines!
There will be "classes" on how to prepare your submissions, from query, to synopsis, to first 10 pages.
I don't think you want to miss this! This is huge, but it's small, too, because there will be a limited number of slots available.
If you are Nano-ing, you can use the workshop to encourage and guide you in your writing process.
We will have an inside peek at what the agents really want to represent, and then we'll take your manuscript and WIP it into shape for the agents.
The workshop is open for sign ups now and will remain open until the 7th of November.
The agent pitch is scheduled for February 8th and 9th, just in time for some awesome valentines to land in your email from the perfect agent looking for a manuscript they are crazy in love with:)
Only those who sign up for the workshop will be eligible for the Pitch Opportunity. There will be a limited amount of spots available. This will be determined by how many agents sign up.
The agents and their wish lists will be posted before sign ups close. I am still waiting on confirmation from a couple of agents before I post the completed list.
If you know an agent who might be interested in participating, please send them to the blog. I have an AWESOME group signed up so far, but there is plenty room for others.
There will be at least one agent, maybe THREE, who wants Inspirational fiction and nonfiction.
I have agents who rep YA and adult.
I am waiting on confirmation from an agent who reps MG and other children's lit. (Including picture books and chapter books..
Also, all kinds of nonfiction.
There will be no erotica or other adult content.
If you are interested, or have any questions, please comment below. I'll do my best to answer any concerns.