Friday, July 15, 2016

Writing and Selling Middle Grade Fiction

In this live webinar, instructor and literary agent Jennifer Laughran will talk about what's
happening in the exciting Middle Grade market, as well as examine some recently published titles to see what they got right. She'll also talk revision tips and tricks to help you take your work-in-progress to the next level.
  • What's selling in Middle Grade... and what just isn't
  • The all-important "Hook", and what "High Concept" looks like
  • Finding the elusive Middle Grade Voice
  • Common mistakes of Middle Grade submissions
  • Overused beginnings and clichés that can drag down a work
  • How to polish your work and stand out from the slush pile
  • What "core curriculum" guidelines for schools might mean for your book