(I just love this new photo of Mark!)
Last February I was fortunate enough to "meet" Literary Agent Mark McVeigh. (Smile) I won a skype chat/interview with him which resulted in a publication credit for me. (Big Smile...See side bar!) Then Mark offered his first Webinar and I was one of the lucky people he invited to participate (waves to my cps that I met through Mark). It was a super experience! You can read about it here. You can read more about Mark here and here. I have to tell you guys that Mark is one classy guy and I am so blessed to have him as a friend. His friendship made me realize that Literary Agents are people too. I was much more comfortable chatting with agents and editors at the SCBWI conference I went to in September. I attribute this to Mark taking me under his wing. (Thanks Mark! You're the best!)
So, here's the Scoop...
NAILING YOUR FIRST CHAPTER by Mark McVeigh of The McVeigh Agency
Available Dates: Dec 11 or Jan 8
Times: 1PM or 4PM EST
Register by: 11/30 (Mark is taking late registration for the 1pm webinar on 12/11)and 12/30
Fee: $75 for YALITCHAT.ORG Tier II members or $100
Register via email: firstname.lastname@example.org (or you can let me know and I'll forward your name and email to Mark) with NAIL YOUR FIRST CHAPTER in the subject line. In body of email please include: Full name, contact email, daytime contact phone. Please also indicate whether you are a TIER II member of YALITCHAT.ORG.
Course description: 90-minute interactive course focused on the all-important first chapter of your manuscript including: crafting a killer opening line, introducing your main character, establishing setting/ context without getting bogged down in detail, capturing your voice, and how and when to end the chapter. 60-minutes of instruction and 30-minutes of Q and A using anonymous first paragraphs from attendee WIPs.
Attendee Information: This interactive webinar has a voice component that allows attendees to speak directly to Mark and the class, as well as a chat function.
About Mark McVeigh
Former Editorial Director, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (Aladdin), Senior Editor, Dutton Children's Books, Editor, HarperCollins Children's Books
Visit The McVeigh Agency online! Or Visit The McVeigh Agency Blog!
This is a super opportunity! You don't need to be a paying Yalitchat member to take the class, but you do need to be a "free" member before you register for Mark's webinar. Mark's doing the webinar twice in December and twice in January--$100 for a 90 minute webinar plus critique or $75 if you are a Tier II member. It's well worth the money!
If you have any questions you can leave them in the comments or leave me your email address and I can reply personally or forward it to Mark if I can't answer the question.
Have a great rest of the week! We're expecting snow...