Liz Prato

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WORKSHOPS

SUMMER 2019

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ONLINE!

NAIL YOUR QUERY LETTER

In partnership with Hidden timber Books

You’ve written and revised the manuscript, now you’re ready to send your work out to agents and publishers. The next step? Writing the query letter.

In many ways, the query letter sounds simple: one page of information about you and your book and the characters within. Yet the query letter–your key to getting your foot in the door of any publisher or agent–can be as challenging as those 2nd and 3rd and 10th draft efforts on a manuscript.

Don’t let this challenge drive you to frustration. Join Liz Prato for a 90-minute workshop on crafting your best Query Letter.

Liz will share tips and techniques on what to include, what to definitely leave out, and how to tailor your letters so they capture the eye of publishers, editors, and agents working their way through the slush pile. This interactive workshop will include a critique of a few participants’ letters, so you’ll see Liz’s teachings in action. 

Date: July 27, 2019
Time: 11:00am-12:30pm Pacific (2-3:30pm EDT)
Cost:  $70
Location: ONLINE

REGISTER: HIDDEN TIMBER BOOKS

                
 
 

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Artwork by Clare Carpenter
 

 

LIZ PRATO taught at the revered Attic Writers Workshop in Portland from 2008-2013. She has guest-taught/lectured at The Muse and the Marketplace in Boston, Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, The South Coast Writers Conference in Oregon, Write on the Sound in Washington, and Willamette Writers and Wordstock in Portland. In addition to guest-lecturing from coast-to-coast, Liz teaches 1-day workshops and short classes in Portland.

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Liz's most popular classes include:

 

PERFECT YOUR FIRST TWO  PAGES  
How to Keep Your Reader Reading

The first two pages of your story or essay determine whether an agent or editor keeps reading, or sends a rejection. Two pages – that’s all you have to grab their interest! But what makes them turn the page, or hit the “decline” button? Liz Prato will read the first two pages of your manuscript in class and evaluate what works, and what might send your piece to the recycling bin. The good news is, you won’t be left hanging. You’ll learn practical tools for sharpening the critical beginning of your piece, using published examples and classroom discussion. This fun and information-packed class is a rare opportunity to get an intimate look at what makes a piece stand out in the submission pile.

 

WRITING OUTSIDE THE BOX

All stories and essays are different, so it stands to reason they don’t all require the same structure. Maybe your story is best told through a document (like a birth certificate, or autopsy report), or a PowerPoint presentation, or another work of art, or an owner’s manual, or a series of recipes. In this class, we’ll break out of the standard box and have fun exploring the forms available for telling your best story. The essence of being an artist is exploring not just content, but also form, and this class helps you expand your imaginative boundaries.

 


 

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