Improve Your Writing ... Now!
Do You Want to Take Your Writing to a Higher Level
And Increase Your Chances for Publishing Success?
Learn what it takes from veteran literary agent and former New York publishing editor, Toni Lopopolo, who will bring the experience, insider connections, and all-important story insight.
Ms. Lopopolo is a professional editor, seasoned instructor, and a successful literary agent since 1991. For twenty years before she opened her agency, Toni served as executive editor at Macmillan, then at St Martin’s Press in New York City. As an acquiring editor, Toni reviewed the best projects sent to her by agents.
When Toni opened her own agency, she realized, by what writers sent to her agency as “finished” manuscripts, that most had not mastered the required skills. Agents are the great “filtering” system, the “gate-keepers” who send only the most sophisticated writing they find, to editors in publishing houses. So Toni has developed proven methods to help writers learn those skills, practice those skills, and master them.
Through this exclusive
you will get a select portion of your manuscript read by a literary agent / veteran educator in advance, which she will review with you in class, and you will revise during your time together.
Get personal attention on your novel -- insight you will not receive anywhere else!
A new understanding of how characters must tell their own stories
How and why characters reveal and betray things through action, only hinted at before through foreshadowing and inference
How 21st century characters speak
How the genre of your choice has grown–right under your 20th century nose.
What editors and agents expect from writers today
How to keep your stories from going stale and talky
How to find your own best way to work
How to make your work stand out from the submissions in publishers slush piles
How to think series novels
How and when to end stories
How and when to begin them
Why self-publishing is NOT a good idea until you know why
This interactive Master Class is limited in size,
so you receive a maximum amount of individual attention in a workshop environment.
Once you enroll, you may email the first ten pages of your manuscript (be sure to double-space), and a one-page synopsis to Lopopolobooks
During this Master Class , you will be given short assignments and the time to complete them.
Suggested books from Amazon:
Stein On Writing by Sol Stein
Self-Editing For Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King
The Fiction Writer’s Handbook by Shelly Lowenkopf
Things to bring...
A list of the last 5 novels you’ve read plus a short report on each
Writing paper, your laptop, the 3 books if you can
Your list of questions re: any subject on writing, publishing, editing, etc.
Don't miss this unique opportunity
to improve your skills and master your manuscript!
19th, 2016 • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Los Angeles Valley College, Campus Center
is free)[ map
Here is what some of Toni’s students say:
“Very glad I attended. In addition to
the valuable tools you taught, you opened my eyes to an entire
new way to attack the book.” – Ken Davis, Manhattan
“I want to commend you on the way you
structured the boot camp–so organized. Covered the salient
points needed to hone a writer’s skills as well as show us
how to recognize and avoid common pitfalls encountered along
the way. Loved the exercises you had us do. Very helpful.”
– Margarita de Palacios, Mexico City
“I learned more in the 2.5 days
of the boot camp, than I have in two SBWCs, and then
some.” – Sonja Ferrera, Encino CA
“If one expects to have their manuscript
published, Toni will show you how to improve your chances.
She’s smart, knowledgeable and will help you perfect your
writing talent.” – Alixa, Moorpark CA
“I’ve learned so much, not only about
writing. You’ve given me the confidence to continue
my story, even when I have no idea what I’m doing. With
you’re invaluable help, I’m sure to meet my goal.” –
Shirley, Moorpark CA
This workshop will be held
Los Angeles Valley College,
5800 Fulton Ave,
Van Nuys CA 9140 between Burbank and Oxnard Ave.
Building and classroom CC104 [
Register Now and Save. Class size is limited.
10:00 am - 2:00 ± pm
FEE $149 / Early Bird* $99
* Early Bird registration closes
June 01, 11:59 pm PST, 2016
workshop may be held concurrently with other events
for writers. Registration and acceptance into individual programs/workshops
does not provide attendees access to said other events. Masters
Workshop is a full day and includes a complimentary light lunch
with beverages plus a special bonus guest speaker. You do NOT
need register for other events to participate in this Masters
Workshop, although you may be offered an additional discount
if you choose to do so.
Class size is limited, so everyone gets personal attention.