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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Q is for Query, A is for AAACK! by Laurie Schnebly Campbell

Having taken a class with Laurie Schnebly Campbell, I can whole-heartedly recommend her. :)
She has marvelous insight and a fun on-line atmosphere. :)
I loved the title of this class so I thought I'd post info about it. :):)
Check it out.
L



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Q IS FOR QUERY, A IS FOR AAACK! with Laurie Schnebly Campbell
May 12 , 2008 - May 23, 2008

Enrollment Information: _http://www.occrwa.http://www.occrwhttp://ww_
(http://www.occrwa.org/onlineclassMay08.html)

COST: $10 for OCC members, $15 for non-members
Enrollment deadline: May 10, 2008
If you have specific questions, email _occrwaonlineclass@
occrwaonl_
(mailto:occrwaonlineclass@yahoo.com)

ABOUT THE CLASS:

Why is it so hard to write a query letter? Well, because an author’s entire
career depends on the response!

That may be a slight exaggeration, but it doesn’t make the job any less
daunting when a writer who routinely creates lyrical prose is suddenly forced to
create a sales tool. Sitting down with the editor or agent in person for a two
or three-hour chat might do the job faster, but since that isn't always
possible, it's important to have a sales tool that covers the same material in just
250 words.

Find out how to craft a query letter for ANY set of circumstances:

• Approaching an editor or agent who judged your entry in a contest

• Meeting ‘em (by plan or accident) at National or a local conference

• Picking a name at random (and why this should be a last resort)

• Switching from non-fiction to fiction writing, or vice versa

• Capitalizing on a recent success with this manuscript or another one

Since most writers aren’t the naturally outgoing type, convincing someone to
request a manuscript -- even in a letter -- doesn’t always come as easily as
creating fascinating plots and characters.

This workshop shows how to make writing the query a whole lot easier than
writing the book, complete with critiques for randomly drawn people willing to
share their work.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Laurie Schnebly Campbell used to wish she could write books as easily as she
wrote query letters, and wondered why other writers found sales pieces so
challenging. Then she realized that queries come naturally to anyone whose day job
is in advertising, and felt a lot less smug. After her second novel beat out
Nora Roberts for “Best Special Edition of the Year,” Laurie started teaching
writers what she learned from her day job and from her master’s in counseling.
She loves teaching anyway, but the side benefit is that it gives her an
excuse to avoid cleaning house! www.BookLaurie.www

Q IS FOR QUERY, A IS FOR AAACK! with Laurie Schnebly Campbell
May 12 , 2008 - May 23, 2008

Enrollment Information: _http://www.occrwa.http://www.occrwhttp://ww_
(http://www.occrwa.org/onlineclassMay08.html)

COST: $10 for OCC members, $15 for non-members
Enrollment deadline: May 10, 2008
If you have specific questions, email _occrwaonlineclass@occrwaonl_
(mailto:occrwaonlineclass@yahoo.com)

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2 Comments:

At 12:33 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...

This would be a great tie-in to Karen Kendall's session on synopses and proposals. Good stuff!
;o)
Steph

 
At 12:01 AM, Blogger Samantha Lucas said...

That's fabulous Lara, thanks for sharing...and just coz I love you so :) :) I tagged you. :) :)

Hope you have a great week!

 

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