The key to a successful pitch and synopsis is a clear understanding of what you are writing and where it fits in the publishing world. This workshop offers tools to frame your work for different publishing opportunities.
In our fast-paced world of communications dominated by headlines and key words, it is crucial for you to understand how to concisely pitch your project to others. You may be required to give a verbal pitch as well as provide one in writing. You may be asked for a one-liner or for an extended synopsis. The key to a successful pitch is a clear and fundamental understanding of what you are writing and where it fits in the publishing world. Sounds easy in theory, but in practice, encapsulating your writing project in one sentence, a short blurb, or even a 500-word synopsis can feel more difficult than writing a book-length work.
This workshop offers tips and tools to help frame your work in a variety of ways relevant to different publishing opportunities. Whether you are applying for a mentorship or grant, entering a pitching competition, submitting work to an agent or publisher, or self-publishing, your ability to pitch your work well and appropriately plays a crucial role in your success.
To Bring Could participants bring a draft synopsis, no more than 500 words.
Dr Laurel Cohn is a developmental editor passionate about communication and the power of stories in our lives, with a PhD in literary and cultural studies. Since the late 1980s she has been helping writers prepare their work for publication. She works with writers, publishers, businesses and community organisations, and is a popular workshop presenter.
Date: Monday 30 July Time: 1.00pm – 4.00pm Where: Byron Community College, East Point Arcade (opposite Woolworths) Jonson Street, Byron Bay. Cost: $65 General / $55 Members