Friday, June 24, 2011

Children’s Writing Teleclass for CWCC – Query Letters: Will a Great One Get You Published? – Monday, June 27 at 3 pm CST

M E D I A  R E L E A S E

CONTACT: Suzanne Lieurance

Children’s Writing Teleclass for CWCC – Query Letters: Will a Great One Get You Published? – Monday, June 27 at 3 pm CST

Grabbing the attention of an editor or publisher from the onset with a query letter is as important as the first page of your manuscript. Not sure what approach to use? Take this unique opportunity to attend the Children’s Writers’ Coaching Club teleclass, “Query Letters: Will a Great one Get You Published?”
Monday, June 27, Margot Finke will present “Query Letters: Will a Great One Get You Published” at 3 pm CST. Visit the Children's Writers' Coaching Club and learn how to participate in this valuable teleclass.

This teleclass will cover:

First things first

Query Letter Resources

Writing the Darned Thing


Members of the Children’s Writers’ Coaching Club will have the opportunity to submit their tentative queries so Margot can chat about what works and what doesn’t.

About the instructor:

Margot Finke is an Aussie who writes mid grade adventure fiction, ghost mysteries, and rhyming picture books. For many years she has lived in Oregon with her husband and family. She began serious writing the day her youngest left for college. This late start drives her writing, and pushes her to work at it every day. Margot says, “I really envy those who began young, and managed to slip into writing mode between diaper changes, household disasters, and outside jobs. You are my heroes!” Gardening, travel, and reading fill in the cracks between her writing. Her husband, Alan, is supportive, and their three children are now grown and doing well out on their own.

Margot’s “Musings,” column can be read monthly in The Purple Crayon, and her Critique Service helps writers iron out plot and character problems. “Nothing gives me a greater thrill than to find out an editor bought a book I helped polish.” Her workshops at writer’s conferences are enhanced by the use of a PowerPoint presentation, as are her frequent school visits.

Margot’s series of 6 rhyming picture books, available as downloads or on CD, are fun and educational. They bring kids closer to cool critters from the US and Australia. See Excerpts, illustrations, and great reviews on her BOOKS page, along with how to BUY . All autographed copies of her books on CD come with a Qlippit link that lets you hear Margot reading that book.

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About the Children’s Writers’ Coaching Club:

As a member of the Children’s Writers’ Coaching Club, you’ll also have access to a wealth of articles, checklists, charts, free e-books, and other resources to help you hone your craft as a children’s writer and learn the ins and outs of publishing for the various children’s markets.

The CWCC teleclasses cover everything from how to write picture books to how to find an agent to sell your middle grade novel. And, although each of these teleclasses is a live event, where you can ask questions and interact with other members of the class and the instructor – you don’t have to attend the live calls. As a club member, the day after each teleclass you receive a link to the recording, so you can download it and listen to the class whenever you like.

A monthly lesson and writing assignment, designed to become a finished project ready for submission to a publisher, usually by the end of the month, although some projects take longer. You aren’t required to complete the monthly assignment in order to be a member of the club. It’s up to you. But if you do complete the assignment, you can turn it in and have it professionally reviewed.

Manuscript critiques are a BIG feature of membership in our club. Members can submit a manuscript (up to 1,000 words) for professional critique every week. These critiques are audio critiques, so you can listen to an experienced, published children’s author give you tips and suggestions for making your manuscripts more marketable.

Club members also have the opportunity to network daily via an online discussion list with other members of the CWCC, as well as the instructors.

Visit Suzanne Lieurance, the Working Writer’s Coach, online at to learn more about her coaching products and services.


Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.

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