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Pitch Workshop — Hurry and Register . . . Space is Limited!

On March 29 from 9 am – 4 pm, Houston Writers Guild and the Gulf Coast Federation of Writers will co-host a full-day Pitch Workshop to help writers prepare for the 2014 HWG Annual Editors & Agents Conference. Download FLYER for details. The session is a great benefit for writers who have never pitched their manuscript or need to learn more about working with editors and agents.Fees are $45 for members and $55 for nonmembers. Membership prices are extended to members of any Gulf Coast-area writers organization. The workshop will be held at Lone Star College-University Park 20515 SH 249 (SH 249 and Louetta Road), Houston, 77070-2607 – 281.290.2600 for  directions. Download MAP. Lunch will be on your own, but there are food choices nearby.

Pitch sessions are the spawn of Satan.”  Who else but Janet Reid, the Query Shark herself, can describe the overall sentiment of agents and writers when it comes to pitching?

Come to the HWG and GCFW pitch workshop to discover the “new” way to pitch agents. Download the workshop SCHEDULE. Download workshop handouts for ENOS RUSSELL (more handouts to come). Of course, you’ll learn the traditional way also, wowing the agent.

  • Learn The Art of Pitching, and write your pitch during this session with help of award winning writers and editors.
  • Prep for agent interview and see what you should and shouldn’t leave behind.
  • Overcome your own agent Fear Factor.
  • Practice your pitch in a crazy Speed-Dating Pitch Practice Session.
  • Polish your manuscript for submission. Learn the pros’ tips and tricks to agent-proofing your manuscript.
  • Explore the Future of Self Pubbing. See where indies and self pubbers are headed.


Shelley K. Wall

Shelley writes novels of contemporary romance, romantic comedy, and romantic suspense. She grew up in Missouri, graduated from Oklahoma State University, and took post graduate courses from OSU and the University of Wyoming. She has traveled extensively, lived internationally, and now calls Texas home.

She has a lengthy and accomplished career in technology in addition to her writing.

Shelley is a member of Romance Writers of America, Houston Literary Guild, The Writer’s Guild, and Sisters In Crime (SinC)–and several techie organizations that we won’t mention. Her work is varied and has been compared to several big named authors. Shelley actively supports new authors and artists as time allows though writing her latest book is normally the priority.

To learn more about current works, check out her website at http://shelleykwall.com or like her on facebook at http://facebook.com/skwallbooks

Enos Russell, Ph.D, Member of the Board for the Gulf Coast Federation of Writers, and  currently developing two online companies: iPUBit.org, an online, dynamic Self-Publishing Guide(TM) is designed to walk you through each step of publishing your ebook, and The Gulf Coast Publishing Group, Inc. focusing on development, publication, and marketing short stories and poetry.

Tina Winograd, bestselling editor, President GCFW, is one of the founders and board members of the Gulf Coast Federation of Writers. Tina’s goal is to educate writers in the technical and non-tangible aspects of writing. With GCFW, she hopes to bring together the Houston writing community to offer more learning opportunities to everyone. Tina is also a freelance editor. Several of her clients are on the NYT and other bestselling lists. She loves editing because it gives her a chance to help other writers improve their storytelling techniques.


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Don’t miss this outstanding value and opportunity. More details to come!