This year’s pre-conference advanced class: Master the Art of Querying with Agent Kristin Nelson

Literary agent Kristin Nelson at DFW Writers ConferenceNoted literary agent Kristin Nelson is joining us at this year’s DFW Writer’s Conference, June 9-10. That’s exciting news! And even more exciting is that she’ll be teaching a separate pre-conference master class starting June 8 to help fiction authors conquer a topic that strikes fear and dread into the heart of many a writer: Querying!

How do you distill the essence of a 300+ page novel into one pithy pitch paragraph for your query? In this two-part intensive workshop, you’ll find out.

This class is a separate event from DFWCon and has an admission fee. You don’t have to attend DFWCon to sign up for this class, but conference attendees get a discounted price of $65. The public rate is $85. You can sign up here.

The four-hour class will be split into two-hour segments over two days, June 8 and June 9. Agent Kristin will walk you through how to write a standout query letter while avoiding common pitfalls. Participants will have a chance to revise their query letter pitch for part 2 of the master class. Agent Kristin will then do a select live reading of your revised pitch query letters. Nothing speaks more directly to your query letter’s effectiveness than the on-the-spot feedback of an agent!

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to compose a basic, four-part query letter.
  • How to distill your novel into a clear, concise pitch paragraph that will inspire agents to request sample pages.
  • How to position yourself in the current market in terms of word count, genre, and comparable titles or authors.
  • The truth about why so few query letters lead to requests for sample pages.
  • How to revise your pitch.

Don’t miss this golden opportunity to master the art of querying so you can catch an agent’s attention and launch your writing career!

More details here.

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