Prepare Your Pitch Workshop

June 26, 2017 12:00 AM EDT to July 01, 2017 11:00 PM EDT

Online Registration

Ready to get feedback from other writers (and coaches) in advance of the agent pitch day on July 12?

Based on the popular Grabbing the Reader Workshop (where participants provide feedback on each other's work), you will prepare, critique and hone your 50 word and twitter pitch.

In this workshop you will also receive feedback from professional editor/ pitch coach WFWA members who will provide coaching on your final versions. Bios of those participating so far are below.

A great opportunity to get feedback from other writers on your 50 word pitch in advance of the agent pitch day on July 12, or just a chance to keep honing your pitch writing skills.


* Although our members may write other genres, only women's fiction genre submissions will be workshopped.

* You'll be expected to create a draft of your 50 word pitch before the first day of the workshop on June 26. Materials to assist you will be sent in advance.

Registration closes on Friday June 14.

Cost: Free to WFWA members

Biographies of Participating Pitch Coaches:

Kathryn Craft is the award-winning author of two novels from Sourcebooks, THE ART OF FALLING and THE FAR END OF HAPPY. Her craft essays for Writer’s Digest Books have appeared in AUTHOR IN PROGRESS, NOVEL & SHORT STORY MARKET 2017, and THE COMPLETE HANDBOOK OF NOVEL WRITING. A freelance developmental editor at, Kathryn leads writing workshops and blogs monthly at Writers in the Storm and Writer Unboxed.

Ute Carbone began her writing life as a poet and has had a number of poems published in small press magazines and anthologies. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in such publications as Comstock Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, and Bellowing Ark. She is the author of 11 novels and novelllas, including The P-Town Queen, which has been nominated as Champagne Books novel of the year for 2012 and All Things Returned, which was voted best Civil War era historical by Hearts through History, the historical branch of Romance Writers of America. She also has work in several anthologies including a short story in Shared Secrets, and poems in Poems from the Cranberry Room, and Poets Unbound. You can find Ute at her web site, on Facebook, and Twitter

Ramona De Felice writes fiction, creative nonfiction, personal essays, and memoir. Her writing has appeared in literary, juvenile, and regional publications both in print and online, many with “review” in the title. She also shares her work through literary readings and open mics.

In her day job, Ramona works as an independent editor (, specializing in mystery novels; women’s and literary fiction; memoir and creative nonfiction; and short stories. She works with private clients as a developmental editor and through professional organizations such as Sisters in Crime to edit story anthologies. She teaches workshops at conferences, retreats, and online, and visits local writing groups, public libraries, and arts organizations to share thoughts and advice on writing and publishing. Facebook / Twitter (@ramonadef) 

Laura Drake is a New York published author of Women's Fiction and Romance. Her romance series, Sweet on a Cowboy, is set in the world of professional bull riding.  Her debut, The Sweet Spot, won the 2014 Romance Writers of America® RITA® award. She also published a four-book small town romance series with Harlequin’s Superomance line. Her latest women's fiction released January 2016. 

Laura is a city girl who never grew out of her tomboy ways, or a serious cowboy crush. In 2014, Laura realized a lifelong dream of becoming a Texan and is currently working on her accent. She gave up the corporate CFO gig to write full time. She's a wife, grandmother, and motorcycle chick in the remaining waking hours. Twitter  / Facebook / Website / Writers In The Storm

MM Finck is a novelist and essayist represented by Katie Shea Boutillier of the Donald Maass Literary Agency. She does query letter coaching and specialty editing as the Query Quill ( She oversees the Interviews and Agents' Corner segments of online community and magazine WomenWriters,Women['s]Books ( She cherishes her role as the chair of the Women's Fiction Writers Association Rising Star Contest. 

Jessica Reino is an author, author coach, and freelance editor specializing in developmental editing, line editing and proofreading for Young Adult and Adult Fiction. She has worked with businesses, individual authors, as well as independent publishing houses. Jessica has also been a contributor for The CWG Online Magazine and is currently a contributor for The Mindsoak Podcast blog. 

In addition to being a member of The Women's Fiction Writers Association, Jessica is also a member of The Editorial Freelancers Association and SCBWI.  To find out more about Jessica please visit her website at and feel free to connect on Twitter @JNRlitauthor.



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