Chick Lit Course: Draft Your Manuscript and Learn How to Get an Agent
Date: August 12 – October 4 [8 weeks]
Instructor: Kate Rockland
With the The Devil Wears Prada sequel out this week and the Bridget sequel coming out in October, now is as great a time as ever to polish that Chick Lit book you’ve been working on or thinking about. Although, the genre has begun to drift in a deeper direction, drawing closer to women’s fiction standards with Jodi Picoult and Anita Shreve, who consistently dominate the bestseller charts. Whether you call your writing chick lit or women’s fiction, this is the class for you.
Learn how chick lit and women’s fiction differs from romance and other genres. We’ll discuss where women’s fiction is going, how it’s expanding, and how to get your book published.
- In this class, you will learn how to:
- Create compelling, likeable, realistic characters
- Write great dialogue and resolve conflict
- Revise, cut, and tighten your manuscript
- Find an agent and create a pitch package
- Market your book after it’s sold
By the end of class, you will have: A complete outline, a first draft of your chick lit novel, and the knowledge of how to sell it to agents.
The fall online course has several components:
- Lessons: Learn new skills through written lessons
- Discussions: Join a weekly live, interactive discussion via Chatzy
- Assignments: Complete homework and receive instructor feedback
- Forums: Exchange resources, meet peers, and ask your instructor questions
Kate Rockland is the author of Falling is Like This (May 2010) and 150 Pounds (January 2012), both published by St. Martin’s Press. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Times and worked at Rolling Stone, Teen Vogue, New York magazine, and Us Weekly before writing two books. She lives in Hoboken, NJ with her husband, son, and cat, Elizabeth Taylor.
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Class size is limited to 15 participants. Sign up soon!