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CRAFT YOUR FICTION QUERY PACKAGE with CJ LYONS
Discover how to avoid the slush pile and get your book sold and published!
DATE: August 2 – September 2, 2010
COST: $79 ($89 non-Pennwriters members)
EARLY-BIRD PRICES END SOON!
A finished novel ready for submission is required for this course. LIMITED CLASS SIZE.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Join national bestseller CJ Lyons, an award-winning medical suspense author, in a highly interactive workshop designed to give you the tools you
need to craft a complete fiction proposal, including a query letter, blurb, synopsis, opening hook, and pitch.
In this intensive course, you will learn the secrets to pitching, the power of your "blurb," and lessons on how to:
* Create a query letter that sells
* Approach the submission process
* Know if your opening hook works
* Write a short synopsis
* Write a long synopsis
* Craft a high-concept pitch
* Build your brand
* Find an agent
You will have a chance to have your query letter polished by CJ and the class—and if time permits you'll also have a chance to have your opening hooks and/or pitches evaluated as well.
BONUS: "Writer’s Toolbox"--a list of resources from CJ Lyons.
INSTRUCTOR: CJ Lyons
As a pediatric ER doctor, CJ Lyons has lived the life she writes about. In addition to being an award-winning medical suspense author, CJ is a nationally known presenter and keynote speaker. She has been invited all over the country to present her workshops and speak to audiences ranging from physicians to first responders to romance and thriller authors including: Colorado Fiction Writers, Oklahoma Writers Federation, the University of South Carolina at Beaufort, RWA National, MWA's Sleuthfest, Lowcountry RWA's Master Class, Left Coast Crime, and Pennwriters, among others.
Her first novel, LIFELINES (Berkley, March 2008), received praise as a "breathtakingly fast-paced medical thriller" from Publishers Weekly, was reviewed favorably by the Baltimore Sun and Newsday, named a Top Pick by Romantic Times Book Review Magazine, and became a National Bestseller. LIFELINES also won a Readers' Choice Award for Best First Novel. Her award-winning, critically acclaimed Angels of Mercy series (LIFELINES, WARNING SIGNS, and URGENT CARE) is available in stores now. Her newest project is as co-author of a new suspense series with Erin Brockovich. To learn more about CJ and her work, go to http://www.cjlyons.net.
TESTIMONIALS: “Tremendously helpful. CJ is a fine teacher, with the
patience of a saint.”
- Corrina Lavitts
Golden Heart Finalist
“CJ goes the extra mile with her willingness to help struggling writers, like myself. I would recommend this class to anyone.”
- Judith Gilbert
“The class was terrific. I’ve come away with a synopsis, back cover blurb, and a head full of scene ideas. You gave me wonderful insight.”
- Debra Hemminger