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How to Write and Get Published in 2019

Oberlin Writes Presents:

A series of workshops with Brian A. Klems, writer, speaker, and online editor of Writer’s Digest magazine.

  • 15 Tips on How to Write Like the Pros

This workshop is a thorough crash course concerning craft, style, and voice. We’ll discuss nuts and bolts tips for sentence construction like how to avoid passive tense, how to use vivid language, how to self-edit your own work, how to make your characters memorable, the art of compelling dialogue, and much more.

  • How to Write a Query Letter Agents Will Love

Here are all the key elements to writing a solid query letter that will help give your idea and manuscript its best chance to break through that slush pile (inbox) of queries and catch an agent’s attention.

  • 20 Questions You Need Answered Before You Seek an Agent or Self-Publish Your Book

Learn how to submit to agents properly, the difference between a query/pitch and a synopsis, how to land book blurbs, how to find other writers who can help you, and much more.

  • Getting Published in Today’s World: 10 Tips to Make You the Writer Agents and Publishers Want

Learn the challenges writers face in publishing today and 10 practical tips to help you break through the barriers and find success.

Space is limited and registration is required. Please stop by the Information Desk or give us a call to reserve your spot.

Earlier Event: March 28
Genealogy Guidance
Later Event: April 1
L.E.G.O.