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How to Query Your Novel or Memoir, with Betsy Thorpe | Virtual

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

So often, writers focus their energy on creating compelling finished books, then throw up their hands in frustration when it comes to producing query letters and finding agents. But a good query can make the difference between your letter getting deleted and your pages actually getting read. In this online class — hosted by Charlotte Lit, with instructor Betsy Thorpe — we’ll discuss who these mysterious literary agents are, and the essential five paragraphs that make up a query letter, including the elevator pitch, author bio, and the dreaded comparison books. We’ll take a look at some query letters that won the notice of agents. We’ll review your elevator pitches and author bios, and discuss whether a good title makes a difference, why rhetorical questions are a no-no, and how you can do a little test marketing.

Cost: $65


April 4
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Charlotte Center for Literary Arts


Virtual via Zoom (Charlote Center for Literary Arts)