Catherine Ryan Hyde, who wrote PAY IT FORWARD (and 14 other fantastic novels, one of which was nominated for a British Book Award) has been offering workshops this summer for a small, select group of writers. The next two still have a few places available.
On August 14th and 15th, she will hold a two-day workshop devoted to perfecting your query and pitch technique. You’ll learn the art of the verbal pitch and get at least an hour and a half devoted to your own query and synopsis.
On August 28th and 29th, she’s offering a workshop for beginning and intermediate writers who want to do some intensive work on all aspects of fiction writing. All proceeds from this workshop go to the environmental protection group, Landwatch.
If you’re going to be anywhere near the Central Coast of California this month (blissfully cool at this time of year) these workshops offer an incredible opportunity to study one-on-one with a great American author. (And that looks great in your query letter.)
More info at Catherine’s blog on her website www.catherineryanhyde.com. You can send her an email through her contact page .