Below is a list of 2017 events and classes:

January

01/08/2017: Savvy Authors Workshop: Red Flags in Editing: How to Edit Your Opening Pages to Avoid Swift Rejections 

(See full course description below.)

March

03/21/2017: INTERPHEX Live (New York, NY)

May

05/08/2017: Savvy Authors Workshop: Query-Writing Boot Camp 

(See full course description below.)

September

09/16/2017Red Bank, NJ Full Day Writers Workshop (with the Corvisiero Literary Agency)

 

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Course Descriptions

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Savvy Authors is an online platform that provides tools to authors in all stages of their writing careers, with the Savvy events and classes being one of their many outlets. 

Below is a list of classes that Meg will be teaching (or has taught).


January 2017

Red Flags in Editing: How to Edit Your Opening Pages to Avoid Swift Rejections

Class date: 01/09/2017
  • Class type: Online workshop
  • Start date: 01/09/2017
  • End date: 01/15/2017
  • First five page critique included
  • Fee: $25 for members; $35 for non-members

Have you wondered why, after submitting only the first few pages of your manuscript, an agent swiftly rejects your submission? What did they see, and (more importantly) what did you miss in your countless rounds of revisions?

In this workshop, learn to identify the key red flags in your opening pages that swiftly earn a rejection from agents, as well as a few alternative methods to edit your manuscript to avoid harboring these literary rascals.

Included in this workshop:

  • Two lessons on the red flags in editing
  • Live Q&A with Meg
  • First five pages critique (if submitted by the deadline)

Workshop Objectives:

Review some of the most common red flags that agents and editors come across in submissions that can earn writers a swift rejection in their opening manuscript pages. Some of the red flags include, but are not limited to:

  • Starting your story in the wrong place
  • Too much telling vs. showing
  • No clear stakes
  • An unlikable protagonist (or, rather, one that is too unlikable)
  • Too much background information in the opening pages
  • No sense of place/not enough description of setting
  • Adverb- and adjective-heavy writing
  • Unoriginal material/writing with too many tropes

May 2017

Query-Writing Boot Camp

Class date: 05/08/2017
  • Class type: Online workshop
  • Start date: 05/08/2017
  • End date: 05/19/2017
  • Included: Query critique
  • Fee: $25 for members; $35 for non-members

Are you submitting query letters to literary agents but have had no success? Or, perhaps, you are trying to figure out how to go about writing and submitting a query letter? Whether you are well into the query trenches or are now finishing the final touches on your manuscript, learning the basics of the submission process and how to structure a query is critical to getting noticed by literary agents. In this course you will learn how to write a query—from personalization, to forming a compelling story teaser, to ensuring professionalism, to writing a bio—to help your submission (and novel) have the best chance possible.

Included in this two-week workshop:

  • Two lessons on how to write a query
  • Query critique (if submitted on or before 05/19)
  • Live Q&A with instructor to ask individual query questions prior to submitting final query for critique