Publishing shouldn’t be so mysterious. Lucinda Literary is thrilled to offer one-on-one and group workshops and coaching programs for writers at any stage in the publishing process. We’ll cover subjects ranging from improving your query letter and agent strategy, to fiction workshops with New York Times bestselling authors, to marketing and publicity bootcamps, to book contracts guidance, and more. Make sure to return to this page for updates on new offerings!
Getting an agent today requires a brilliant book idea, sharp writing, and a solid platform, all of which need to be present in the query letter pitching your concept. In our new monthly series, writers will have the opportunity to learn the art of creating a successful query letter, capture an agent’s attention, and finally craft a query destined to break out of the slush pile.
As part of this workshop, held via video conference call, you will:
$150 for one session. Limited to 6 writers per session. Our next workshop will be August 21st at 1:00 pm EST. Ideal for nonfiction and fiction writers. A recording will be available for those unable to attend.
Wishing for consistent, personal support and guidance from an industry professional? Ideal for those who have already taken a first Letter Better workshop, our new Letter Better Advanced program offers continued coaching and access to Lucinda and other writers in our community. Like nothing else on the market, writers will meet with Lucinda once every two weeks to workshop their material, gain interactive feedback in real time, and have all of their publishing questions answered. Our goal is to take you from little to no response from agents and publishers on your material to YES by the end of eight sessions. As part of this program held via video conference, you will:
$200 per session. Letter Better Advanced will launch on September 24th at 8:00 pm EST. There are 8 hour-long sessions total, held every other week. Limited to 6 writers per cohort. Ideal for nonfiction writers; fiction writers also welcome.
Join Lucinda for a 45-minute, one-on-one consult—an in-depth discussion on your personal goals as an author. She can offer feedback on subjects such as:
$300 per session at a time convenient for you. Ideal for nonfiction writers, fiction writers, traditionally published and self-published authors.
“The tips and feedback I received from Ms. Halpern’s workshop have helped me improve not only my query letter, but my novel as a whole. If you’re serious about getting an agent, you don’t want to miss this.”
“While it’s obvious Ms. Halpern has been a bridge carrying both novice and established writers to higher levels of success for years, what impressed me the most about her workshop was her humble approach and personalized feedback that better clarified my novel’s genre and made my query letter more compelling to readers.”
“This was a very helpful workshop, and I truly appreciated the follow-up consultation. I “unlearned” several bad strategies I’d been taught in the past.”
“[Lucinda’s] feedback on my letter and ideas for platform building were clear, personal, and most importantly, do-able.”
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