Friday, February 03, 2012

Last Chance: Sign up for Taking a Book from Good to Sold

If you've been wanting to take one of my online classes, here's your last chance for "Taking a Book from Good to Sold." Class started a couple days ago but I'm taking late arrivals until Sunday. So if you have a manuscript you'd like to take to the next level, come on by!

http://www.margielawson.com/index.php?option=com_joomdle&view=wrapper&moodle_page_type=course&id=29&Itemid=68

Taking a Book from Good to Sold,

Instructor: Shirley Jump

New York Times Bestselling Author

USA Today Bestselling Author

Feb. 1 - 29; Fee: $30

TAKE YOUR BOOK FROM GOOD TO SOLD: Ten Lessons Learned:

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 course, 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.

Check out the BUZZ about Shirley Jump's novels!

"Sweet is the word for this anthology from four top Kensington writers...Jump's office romance gives the collection a kick, with fiery writing." -- Publishers Weekly

4 1/2 Stars, "With Jump's trademark comedic touch, readers are treated to a well-crafted story about what it means to come home to face yourself and your past. The main characters are sympathetic and intelligent, and the narrative is constently smooth and compelling."-- Romantic Times Book Reviews

Feel free to share this info! See you in class!

Shirley

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