Find Success with Your Query Letter: Getting Beyond Form Letters OnDemand Webinar
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
- How to recognize patterns in rejection letters
- When to rewrite your query and when to revise your manuscript
- Why agents send form rejections and why they send personalized rejections-and what the difference is
- Winning formulas for your premise, hook and query letter
- Why your pitch should focus on plot, not theme
- The truth about how agents process queries
- How to think like an agent who is reading their slush pile
ABOUT THE WEBINAR
Writers are tired of all those rejection letters piling up in their inbox. Some writers are confused about what they mean and how to learn from them. Agents don't love sending rejections; in fact, it's agents' least favorite part of the job. Agents send them for many reasons like writers not following guidelines or targeting the right agents, or perhaps an agent really does like a pitch, but they don't love it. Everyone can see that's a broad spectrum. So how do writers know where they fall into it? Believe it or not, those form rejections hold the secret to writers' success-they just don't know it yet.
This recorded webinar will change the way writers think about the polite passes they get from agents. P.S. Literary VP and Senior Agent Carly Watters will teach writers how to deconstruct rejections, interpret unknown patterns, provide attendees with winning pitching formulas, and empower writers to find their success within the querying system.
Agents actually love the slush pile because it's where they find most of their debut clients. Carly will show attendees how to stand out in the slush pile and reduce the number of rejections received through simple and straightforward techniques they'll wish they had before they began submitting. Carly has proudly found 95% of her fiction authors in the slush pile and she'll share the patterns of success that helped land those writers with her.
It's never too late to have a winning writing career. Those rejections aren't the end. All it takes is one yes. And Carly will help you get closer to yes.
Carly Watters is a VP and Senior Literary Agent at the P.S. Literary Agency. She began her publishing career in London at the Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency. She has a BA in English Literature and an MA in Publishing Studies and has been faculty as numerous conferences around North America including Surrey International Writer's Conference, SCBWI San Francisco, Florida Writer's Conference and many more. Since joining PSLA in 2010 and becoming a VP in 2014 Carly has had great success launching new authors domestically and abroad with acclaimed women's fiction author Taylor Jenkins Reid being published in 14 languages around the world. Her blog www.CarlyWatters.com has thrice been awarded the Writer's Digest distinction of '101 Best Blogs for Writers.' Carly is drawn to: emotional, well-paced fiction, with a great voice and characters that readers can get invested in; and platform-driven non-fiction.
NOTE: Writer's Digest does not offer refunds for OnDemand Webinars. All sales are final. OnDemand Webinars do NOT include a critique.