A three-session masterclass on how to ensure that your submission stands out from the pack, held over two consecutive weeks at Bloomsbury Publishing's central London offices.
A two-session masterclass on how to ensure that your submission stands out from the pack. The course is held over two consecutive weeks in our central London office. During this masterclass, you will be guided and personally advised on your:
• First three chapters.
i. Write a synopsis of no more than 450 words for a favourite, preferably well-known, book. Take out any character names, and bring along to the next week.
ii. Re-write your own synopsis in no more than 80 words.
In pairs, swap your first three chapters and take home to read – focusing on flow, style, opening, length of chapter and ongoing interest.
Session 2: Masterclass on your Synopsis 22nd MARCH 2012
Run by Cressida Downing with Literary Agent Jenny Savill - Synopses and the first three Chapters
Both fiction and non-fiction are accepted. To book this masterclass you need to:
All sessions will be held at: Bloomsbury Publishing offices, 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP
Your submission will be reviewed by two industry professionals.
Cressida Downing has been working in the book industry for more than twenty years. Starting as a bookseller in charge of the children’s department, she went on to work in publishing, back to bookselling, and now works as an editorial consultant (www.thebookanalyst.co.uk) . Her clients include Orion, a number of literary agents, and working directly with authors. She blogs for www.writersandartists.co.uk and gives workshops and talks on various aspects of publishing. A passionate reader, she is committed to getting the best out of every writer.
Jenny Savill joined Andrew Nurnberg Associates in 2002. Her background in working creatively with young people, coupled with a life-long love of children’s books, has led her to build an exciting roster of children’s and YA authors at ANA Ltd. These include Keren David, When I Was Joe, Almost True and Lia’s Guide to Winning the Lottery (Frances Lincoln 2010, 2011), Katie Dale, Someone Else’s Life (Simon & Schuster 2012), Sara Grant, Dark Parties (Orion 2011); Helen Moss, Adventure Island series, Orion (2011), Ellen Renner, Castle of Shadows and City of Thieves (Orchard 2010), and Andy Robb, Geekhood: Close Encounters of the Girl Kind, Stripes Publishing (2012). Jenny is always on the look-out for authentic voices, killer plots and that certain something that makes her forget to breathe while she’s reading.