Memoir in a Year: Synopsis and Pitch

A portrait of Marie Alafaci

Marie Alafaci
26 May 2018 - 10:00 to 1:00 PM
Marie Alafaci
Early, Emerging
While synopses and pitches are useful marketing tools, they can also play a much more important role.

They can keep you on track when you wander into the depths of research, keep you motivated when you want to give up and give you the confidence to treat your fledgling work as the foundation of a great book. They can also, of course, help you to gain the attention of a publisher. Learn about the acquisition process, how publishers think and how to construct a strong proposal. Come prepared to pitch your work to the group and gain valuable feedback on how your pitch might attract a publisher.

This workshop develops employment-related skills.

About Marie Alafaci

Marie Alafaci has two decades’ experience as an author, writing teacher and manuscript assessor. She writes for children and adults across both fiction and non-fiction, and has had work on ‘The Age’ bestseller list as well as being short listed for a number of awards. Marie has been a book reviewer, competition judge and feature writer, and loves a good pitch.

Memoir in a Year

Read more about our Memoir in a Year workshops, or save 10% on the full package of ten

Memoir in a Year: Finding Your Story, 29 July

Memoir in a Year: Research and Interviews, 26 August

Memoir in a Year: Themes, 23 September

Memoir in a Year: Memory vs Imagination, 28 October

Memoir in a Year: Voice and Narration, 25 November

Memoir in a Year: Character and Dialogue, 27 January

Memoir in a Year: Showing, not Telling, 24 February

Memoir in a Year: Legal Issues and Ethics, 31 March

Memoir in a Year: Protecting Yourself, 28 April

Memoir in a Year: Synopsis and Pitch, 26 May


176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Australia

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Registration fee
Member $ 90.00
Concession Member $ 80.00
Non-Member $ 120.00
Donation $ 1.00

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