2021 has been a year of trying new things at BookEnds. With conferences limited, we have looked for new ways to connect with the writing community. We’ve had some fun exploring fun, new Instagram series, expanded our topics on YouTube, joined Clubhouse and hosted our first event there, too.
Now, our latest venture… a workshop on Speakeasy!
Jessica Faust is hosting BookEnds’ first ever workshop with Speakeasy, and it’s one we know you’ll love: Rejection-Proof Your Book Query! Here’s more about what you can expect from the event:
The first step to getting a traditional book deal is a query that grabs a literary agent’s interest and has them begging to read the rest of the book. In this 2-part workshop, you’ll learn how to write the rejection-proof query with specific emphasis on the blurb—the most important piece. In addition, we’ll talk about an attention-grabbing title and how to write a bio that highlights your strengths, even if you don’t have previous writing credentials.
You’ll also learn how to use the query as a larger part of your writing process rather than just a means to an end. Attendees will have the opportunity to workshop their queries with Jessica and get input not just on the query, but on how reading the query can inform the writing of the book itself.
This event is a good fit for adults who have a complete or near-complete manuscript (or proposal, if non-fiction) and who are preparing to query agents.-SpeakEasy
When is this incredible event, you ask? It will be two-sessions, hosted on April 22nd and April 29th. But how can YOU sign up? Attendance is limited to the first 20 participants, so if you’d like to sign up, make sure to do so as soon as possible. Click this link and go forth! We hope to see you there.