Thursday, April 09, 2009

Online Writing Class: Taking a Book from Good to Sold

******PERMISSION TO FORWARD GRANTED AND ENCOURAGED!!******** is proud to present one of its two online April classes. To follow are the details of the April 15 – May 15 class:

INSTRUCTOR: Shirley Jump
CLASS: Take Your Book from Good to Sold
4-week class: $30 April 15 – May 15, 2009
Registration ends April 14, 2009

Class Description: Take Your Book from Good to Sold / Ten Lessons Learned: For first-time authors, the biggest hurdle to selling is learning how to craft a book that is better than good. Good wins contests. Good gets requests for partials. Good sometimes gets a revision request. But learning how to take "good" and turn it into "sellable" is the key to success. New writers may not see those small elements that make a big difference in a book's salability. In this workshop, New York Times bestselling romantic comedy author Shirley Jump will share the ten lessons she learned that helped her take a book that had won the Tampa Area Romance Authors First Impressions contest and make it into one that was bought by Silhouette, plus how she turned formerly rejected books into single title sales. The workshop will include discussion of the revision process and the various elements authors need to look for before considering their book ready for an editor's eyes. Today's editors don't have time to sit down with a fledgling writer and teach her how to take her novel to that next level. This workshop will fill in that final gap for the writer who is just ten lessons away from a sale.

Instructor Bio: Shirley Jump sold her first book to Silhouette Romance in 2001. That novel, THE VIRGIN'S PROPOSAL, won the Booksellers' Best Award for Best Traditional Romance of 2003. Two of her subsequent books were finalists in the Golden Quill Awards and two others were finalists in the Madcap Awards for best romantic comedy. She is also a Reviewers' Choice Award winner. In 2007, she won the Holt Medallion for RESCUED BY MR. RIGHT and the More than Magic Award for "Twelve Days" in SUGAR AND SPICE. Shirley has sold twenty-five novels and now writes stories for Harlequin/Silhouette and Kensington Books about love, family and food—the three most important things in her life (though, there are many days when the order is reversed), using that English degree everyone said would be so useless.

For more information or to register, go to OR
email info@WritersOnlineClasses.comRegistration Deadline: April 14, 2009

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