Whether you’re gearing up for the agent query process or submitting directly to an editor, author Courtney Maum will help you gauge when your project is ready for a gatekeeper’s eyes. Courtney will share tips on identifying “low-calorie language,” making sure your middle doesn’t drag, verifying that you have a plot (or at the very least, some heavy conflict), and also writing query letters that will win an agent’s reply. This class will address both craft and business elements of publishing to better prepare aspiring authors for the current publishing landscape.
Courtney Maum is the author of the novels Costalegre, Touch, I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You and the recently released handbook Before and After the Book Deal: A writer’s guide to finishing, publishing, promoting, and surviving your first book. Courtney is the founder of the learning collaborative “The Cabins” and she has a writing-advice newsletter, “Get Published, Stay Published,” that you can sign up for at CourtneyMaum.com