Workshops

Publishing shouldn’t be so mysterious. At Lucinda Literary, we’re on a mission to demystify, educate, and lend impact for writers. Since we believe that every voice deserves a chance to be heard, we are thrilled to announce a series of educational offerings for writers at any stage of the process.

Get SignedFOR WRITERS AT ANY STAGE

Lucinda Literary’s masterclass Get Signed is designed to save writers a lifetime of confusion, frustration, and getting nowhere using proven techniques to get notice, get response, and drastically increase your chances of getting signed by an agent or publisher. Our Independent Learner version of the course includes all the recorded lessons as well as the key takeaways and exercises from four comprehensive sessions:

  • What Publishing Path is Right For You?
  • How to Create the Perfect Query Package
  • Find Your Publishing Partner, Get Response
  • How to Get a 6-7 Figure Book Deal

$299.99 for four sessions, each of which are 60 to 90 minutes, plus all corresponding materials and assignments. Ideal for fiction and nonfiction writers.

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“For writers who are not New York adjacent, the opportunity to meet and learn from an established literary agent is invaluable.”
—Participating writer from the first graduating class of Get Signed

“Lucinda is especially adept at navigating a group of very different people (who are at different points in the process), making sure everyone gets heard and learns a lot, and ensuring that all participants get connected and learn something from each other as well. The program is interesting, illuminating, and makes what can be an overwhelming process navigable, and fun!”
—Participating writer from the first graduating class of Get Signed

Letter BetterJANUARY 7th, 2021 at 12:30 PM ESTFOR WRITERS STARTING OUT

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:

  • Send your letter in prior to the workshop for Lucinda’s personal review and feedback
  • Gain access to sample query letters hand-selected by Lucinda’s team
  • Write your first draft based on these examples, and have it critiqued during the workshop
  • Learn what agents and publishers are looking for in your letter
  • Unlearn all the bad publishing advice you’ve received about the query process, and learn tried and true submission strategies
  • Leave with a sense of hope, clarity, and excitement about the process

$200* for one hour-long workshop, limited to 6 writers per session. Ideal for nonfiction and fiction writers. A recording will be available for those unable to attend.

*Designates introductory pricing for a limited time only

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“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.”
—Rachel Waxman

“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.”
—Pamela Mshana

“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.”
—Aliina Hopkins

Proposal Development WorkshopJANUARY 28th, 2021 at 12:30 PM ESTFOR NONFICTION WRITERS AT ANY STAGE

This exclusive workshop focuses on proposal development, where writers will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain exclusive access to Lucinda Literary’s Proposal Template
  • Walk through every section of a book proposal, with strategies for hitting the right chords
  • Get tips on what publishers are looking for in nonfiction right now
    Discuss your book objectives and receive feedback from Lucinda and other attendees in real time
  • Receive Lucinda’s personalized critique of your proposal (at additional fee)

$250 for one 90 minute workshop, limited to 6 writers per session. Ideal for nonfiction writers. A recording will be available for those unable to attend.

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Private Consultations
FOR WRITERS AT ANY STAGE

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:

  • What’s missing from your pitch
  • How to align your proposal with what publishers are looking for right now
  • Your platform—personalized tips on how you can build it
  • How to market and publicize your book successfully
  • Guidance on whether self-publishing or the traditional route is right for you

$325* for one private consultation at a time convenient for you. Ideal for nonfiction writers, fiction writers, traditionally published and self-published authors.

*Designates introductory pricing for a limited time only

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“[Lucinda’s] feedback on my letter and ideas for platform building were clear, personal, and most importantly, do-able.”
—Stephanie Kriesberg

Individual CoachingFOR WRITERS AT ANY STAGE

Looking for responsive, expert feedback and an industry insider’s perspective on your pitch and material, plus marketing strategy and support? Lucinda Literary now offers ongoing individualized coaching, customized to your goals and book idea, that can help you wherever you are in your publishing journey. Meet with Lucinda over the course of several sessions to work through and improve your overall package for publishers.

Pricing is customized to the number of sessions and individual needs of each writer. Sessions occur at a time convenient for you. Ideal for nonfiction writers, fiction writers, traditionally published and self-published authors.

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“Lucinda’s prowess? She is able to guide a creative person’s mindwhich fires in a million divergent directionstowards a single, poignant, powerful idea… and then helps refine the idea to ensure it resonates with readers. Masterful!”

Serena Quaglia, BFA, MA

Our Private Facebook Group

Our private Letter Better Facebook group offers previous attendees of Lucinda Literary’s Letter Better Workshops, Coaching, and Consultations have the opportunity to connect with other writers in our community and ask questions of each other and Lucinda. Request an invitation here.

FREE with your enrollment in one of the above programs.

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