Writer's Digest University

Boot campFor the first time, I’m taking a class with Writer’s Digest University. “How to Find and Keep a Literary Agent Boot Camp.” It includes a tutorial presented by agents at the Dijkstra Literary Agency explaining the process of submitting to an agent. For two days, two hours each day, there will be Q and A on topic, and we will have time to revise our query letter and the first 5 double-spaced pages of our novels as necessary.

Then, best of all, we send our revisions directly to one of the four agents we are assigned. They will spend 10 days reviewing what we’ve submitted and provide feedback as to what works and what doesn’t. I pitched Norman in the Painting to an agent at the San Francisco Writer’s Conference last month who asked for the manuscript and query. I’m excited to attend the WD Boot Camp so I’ll learn how to present the best query and first five pages possible.

Have any of you taken a WD Boot Camp?

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For over twenty-five years, I've taught elementary grades, high school, and county special education classes. Now I am a field supervisor for teachers working toward their teaching credentials. I also teach writing classes in Dublin and Pleasanton, California. I have won 5 awards in short story contests, My stories are published in The California Writers Club Literary Review, and several anthologies including four times in Las Positas College collections. I have several book projects, but the two that have my immediate attention are HADA'S FOG, which is women's fiction, LILLI, a YA novel, and NORMAN IN THE PICTURE, a paranormal mystery. I have published an anthology WRITTEN ACROSS THE GENRES that includes writings from members of my writing classes and other writers. It's available on Amazon and Kindle.

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