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For Writers: Pitching your work and engaging the right agents


15 March 2013 (Fri)
9.30am – 5.30pm

National Library Building
100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064

Course Fee: $280.00

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Learn warm up exercises for writing, developing believable characters, dialogue and plot imbued with your personal style. Also learn about acquisition, finding the right agent, perfecting your pitch, knowing what a rejection letter is really saying and exploring other means such as writing for hire, co-authoring and research writing.

Course Outline

  • The craft of writing: process, discipline, methods, warm up exercises
  • Developing the idea, the Characters, Dialogue and Plot
  • Genres
  • Influential Writers
  • What is Selling
  • How publishing works
  • The departments which influence Acquisition
  • Agents and submissions
  • What do Agents Do
  • How to find an Agent
  • How to write a pitch letter
  • How to prepare a submission
  • Personalized pitching practice
  • How to read a rejection letter
  • Tips for Getting out of the Slush Pile
  • Self publishing
  • E publishing
  • Blogging
  • Social networking
  • Write for Hire
  • Co-author
  • Non-fiction, research, reporting, news stories
  • Grants available to you

About the Trainer:

Registration Details

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation, two weeks before the workshop date.

Cancellation & Substitution

The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us up to five (5) working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Participants can also attend another course at the same value within the same year.

Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation, withdrawal and substitution policy and accept the terms contained therein.