Events & Classes

Below is a list of events/classes/webinars Meg is attending, participating in, or teaching:

2017

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 (with Pharmaceutical Processing)

June

06/22/2017: #SFFpit Twitter pitch event

06/26/2017: Savvy Authors Workshop: Query-Writing Boot Camp 

(See full course description below.)

August

08/17/2017:#DVpit adult query critique giveaway

08/24/2017: Twitter event: #mglitchat

September

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

09/25/2017: Pass Or Pages

October

10/02-10/03/2017:#DVpit Twitter pitch event

10/21/2017: Rutgers One-on-One Plus Conference

10/26/2017:

(See full webinar description below.)

November

11/01-11/03/2017: #PitchWars Twitter pitch event

11/11/2017: NJ SCBWI’s November One-On-One Critique Day at Princeton Theological Seminary (click here for more information)

December

12/08/2017: Covered Podcast with Harry C. Marks

 

2018

March

03/03/2018:  1st 5 Pages Workshop through Adventures in YA Publishing

 

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Course Descriptions

January 2017

Online Workshop with Savvy Authors

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

June 2017

Online Workshop with Savvy Authors

Query-Writing Boot Camp

Class date: 06/26/2017
  • Class type: Online workshop
  • Start date: 06/26/2017
  • End date: 07/02/2017
  • Included: Query critique
  • Fee: $25 for members; $35 for non-members
  • Coupon code: $5 off when you use QUERY2017 (Expires: 06/19)

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 workshop:

  • Two lessons on how to write a query
  • Query critique
  • Live Q&A with instructor to ask individual query questions prior to submitting final query for critique

October

Pitch Wars Webinar

Understanding World Building Essentials: How to Write the Perfect Fantasy Query & Synopsis

Webinar date: 10/26/2017

Webinar Date: Thursday, 10/26, at 7:30 pm ESTLength: 60 minutes

Cost: $35 per person

Description: Writing and creating a fantasy world is no easy task with in-depth world building, character development, and layering plots and subplots. But what is the best way to condense and convey an epic story in a query and synopsis? Join literary agents Meg LaTorre-Snyder and Kaitlyn Johnson of the Corvisiero Literary Agency as they dive into how to write the perfect fantasy query and synopsis, covering some of the biggest industry questions such as: how much world building is too much, when to use world-specific names, how many characters to include, and much more.

Special Features: Meg and Kaitlyn will be selecting up to three queries and synopses for a live critique during the webinar. Writers interested in a free critique from two literary agents during this live event should submit their materials using THIS FORM.

Included in the webinar:

  • Inside look at fantasy queries and synopses with two literary agents.
  • Live critique of up to three queries and synopses. All materials must be submitted on or before 10/19.
  • Live Q&A at end of webinar with two literary agents to ask individual manuscript and industry questions.

Submission Opportunity: In addition to the opportunity for Meg and Kaitlyn to request materials from writers during the webinar, writers can also submit their (edited) query, synopsis, and first 20 pages to either Meg OR Kaitlyn after the webinar. To view their individual MSWLs, go to their agency pages. (Click here to learn more about what Meg is looking for and here for Kaitlyn.)

To sign up for the webinar, click here!

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