First Draft: Novel in a Year - Synopsis and Pitch

Sun 15 November 2015 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Clare Strahan
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The afternoon session of this workshop has booked out. Due to popular demand, Clare is running this morning session.

Pitching your work is a flexible process, as with most things connected to publishing, there’s no magic formula for success. There are, however, techniques, foibles, styles and publisher preferences. We’ll be excavating the difference between a pitch, a blurb and a synopsis, looking at submission guidelines, sharing tips from established writers, publishers and editors, and developing a pitch, blurb and synopsis for our work in progress.

This is the final workshop in our Novel in a Year series, with 10 different writers guiding you through the key elements of novel writing.

You will learn

  • The differences between “pitch”, “blurb” and “synopsis”
  • How not to pitch to a publisher
  • Determine what kind of novel you’ve written
  • The importance of following submission guidelines
  • The differences between “plot”, “story” and “character arc”

Writers Victoria Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne 3000