The 2015 Indiana Writing Workshop: Oct. 24, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-05-28 at 9.16.34 AMThe latest Indiana Writing Workshop is now finished. Thank you to all who attended. If you are interested in attending the next area event, email us at writingdayworkshops [at] gmail.com and say you want to be alerted about the next Indy workshop when a date is finalized.

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After a successful launch in 2014, the Indiana Writing Workshop is back for 2015! Writing Day Workshops excited to announce The 2015 Indiana Writing Workshop — a full-day “How to Get Published” writing event in Indianapolis, IN on October 24, 2015.

This writing event is a wonderful opportunity to get intense instruction over the course of one day, pitch a literary agent or editor (optional), get your questions answered, and more. Note that there are limited seats at the new venue (100 total). All questions about the event regarding schedule, details and registration are answered below. Thank you for your interest in the 2015 Indiana Writing Workshop!

WHAT IS IT?

This is a special one-day “How to Get Published” writing workshop on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, at the downtown Embassy Suites in Indianapolis, IN. In other words, it’s one day full of classes and advice designed to give you the best instruction concerning how to get your writing & books published. We’ll discuss your publishing opportunities today, how to write queries & pitches, how to market yourself and your books, what makes an agent/editor stop reading your manuscript, and more. No matter what you’re writing — fiction or nonfiction — the day’s classes will help point you in the right direction. Writers of all genres are welcome.

This event is designed to squeeze as much into one day of learning as possible. You can ask any questions you like during the classes, and get your specific concerns addressed. The event’s faculty includes literary agents.

By the end of the day, you will have all the tools you need to move forward on your writing journey. This independent event is organized by coordinator Jessica Bell of Writing Day Workshops.

THIS YEAR’S PRESENTER/INSTRUCTOR

A new presenter will be named when the next workshop is set.

EVENT LOCATION & DETAILS

An event location will be named when the next workshop is set.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE (OCT. 24, 2015)

A schedule will be planned when the next workshop is set.

PITCH A LITERARY AGENT!

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These one-on-one meetings are an amazing chance to pitch your book face-to-face with an agent, and get personal, individual feedback on your pitch/concept. If the agent likes your pitch, they’ll request to see part/all of your book — sending you straight past the slush pile. It also gives you an intimate chance to meet with an agent and pick their brain with any questions on your mind.

(Please note that Agent/Editor Pitching is an add-on, separate aspect of the day, for only those who sign up. Spaces are limited for these premium meetings, and pricing/detail is explained below.)

PRICING

$129 — FINAL base price for registration to the event and access to all workshops, all day.

Add $29 — to secure a 10-minute one-on-one meeting with a literary agent in attendance. You can sign up for as many pitch sessions as you like, and you can also book multiple meetings with the same faculty member. Use this special meeting as a chance to pitch your work and get professional feedback on your pitch. (Spaces limited.)

Add $59 — for an in-depth, personal critique of your one-page query letter. Registrants are encouraged to take advantage of the specially-priced critique, so they can send out their query letter with confidence following the workshop. Also, if you are meeting with an agent at the event, you’re essentially speaking your query letter aloud to them. Wouldn’t it be wise to give that query letter (i.e., your pitch) one great edit before that meeting?

How to pay/register — Registration is now open. Reach out to workshop organizer Jessica Bell via email: writingdayworkshops@gmail.com, and she will provide specific instructions for payment and registration to get you a reserved seat at the event. Payment is by either PayPal or check. Because Jessica plans different workshops, make sure you note that you’re inquiring about the Indiana workshop specifically.

REGISTRATION

Because of limited space at the venue of the downtown Indy Embassy Suites, the workshop can only allow 100 registrants, unless spacing issues change. For this reason, we encourage you to book sooner rather than later.

Are spaces still available? Yes, we still have spaces available. We will announce RIGHT HERE, at this point on this web page, when all 100 spaces are taken. If you do not see a note right here saying how all spaces are booked, then yes, we still have room, and you are encouraged to register.

How to Register: The easy first step is simply to reach out to workshop organizer Jessica Bell via email: writingdayworkshops@gmail.com. She will pass along registration information to you, and give instructions on how to pay by PayPal or check. Once payment is complete, you will have a reserved seat at the event. The IWW will send out periodic e-mail updates to all registered attendees with any & all news about the event. Because Jessica plans different workshops, make sure you note that you’re inquiring about the Indiana workshop specifically.

Refunds: If you sign up for the event and have to cancel for any reason, you will receive 50% of your total payment back [sent by check or PayPal]. The other 50% is nonrefundable and will not be returned, and helps the workshop ensure that only those truly interested in the limited spacing sign up for the event. (Please note that query editing payments are completely non-refundable if the instructor has already edited your letter.)