Sunday, August 5, 2012

Agent Magic—Secrets of the First Two Pages

Literary agent Marisa Corvisiero points out that many agents never read past the first two pages before rejecting a manuscript. That's all! We, writers, spend hundreds of hours crafting our magnificient tales, and we get a paltry two minutes to capture the imagination and interest of the person who holds our future in her hands.

Will your first two pages capture their attention? Are they exciting? How about professional and completely free of SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) errors? It only takes one or two common mistakes to be branded “amateur” and get declined.

Marisa offers a workshop that addresses these issues . . . and not in some “sample” manuscript used for training purposes. Nope, the star of this event is YOUR writing! She will actually teach corrections, improvements and critical strategies directly within your own work. Imagine having a magic wand that tailors your story to capture interest of literary agents, and ultimately, acquisition editors. Well, here’s your chance!

This event takes place Tuesday, August 7…SIGN UP TODAY!

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  1. Thank you, Dean, as always! You "hit the nail on the head" another saying along with "the brass ring" of which us non-young-uns also remember the meaning!

    One of a multitude of writers you mentor!



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