Friday, September 09, 2011

Last Chance: Secrets To Writing (And Pitching) The Big Book, High Concept, Same But Different Novel Presented by Virna DePaul

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The Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter of RWA Presents

Secrets To Writing (And Pitching) The Big Book, High Concept, Same But Different Novel Presented by Virna DePaul

WHEN: September 12, 2011 through October 3, 2011

WHAT: Learn the difference between a hook, tagline, logline, blurb, premise, high concept, and high concept pitch. In addition, master the five essential ingredients for crafting a big book, high concept, same but different story. These five ingredients insure your story will appeal to the widest audience possible, plus give publishers what they ultimately want--authors with staying power. Finally, learn how showcasing these five ingredients in a story, story description, and pitch results in greater interest by agents and editors.

WHERE: This workshop will be conducted via a Yahoo! email loop.  Email invitations will be sent 48 hours prior to the beginning of the workshop.

HOW: Just register for the workshop and complete the payment process via PayPal.  The cost is $15.00 for FFnP members and $25.00 for non-FFnP members.  Payment is due at the time of registration.
Refunds / credits are determined on a case by case basis.  If a class should be canceled, then participants have a choice of a credit to be applied to a future workshop or a refund.

REGISTRATION:   If you are a current member of FF&P, please log into the website before registering for this workshop. 

JOIN TODAY to take this workshop for only $15!

WHO: Virna DePaul was an English Lit major who practiced law as a criminal prosecutor for over ten years.  In November of 2009, she was offered a contract by Berkley Press for the first two books in a paranormal romantic suspense series.  The series, which features a unique special ops team whose members include a werebeast, a wraith, a mage, and a vampire and the human female he's forbidden to love, launches in May of 2011 with book 1, Chosen By Blood.  
In addition, Virna's first romantic suspense with Silhouette comes out in Fall 2011.  In that story, an undercover cop poses as a bailiff while investigating a judge and is reunited with an old love.  Virna, along with Blaze author Tawny Weber, has released a craft book titled: “Love Writing: A Guide To Writing And Getting Your Romance Published Without Losing Your Perspective, Passion, Or Sanity.”  In this book, Virna identifies the ten writing concepts that, in her opinion, are the most important in a writer’s arsenal.  Find her on the web at and

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