Three Day Workshop | Unputdownable: Write A Book Agents Can’t Stop Thinking About


What makes an agent care about your work? What makes an agent care so much that they keep thinking about your manuscript, bringing it up to their friends, their colleagues–and maybe even editors? 

It’s emotional investment. While agents love all of the other aspects that go into your story, caring about your character–or, for narrative nonfiction, your narrative voice–is what makes a book memorable. 

But how do you strategically create empathy, intrigue and anticipation in just a small amount of time–and ensure that it sustains through the last page? 

This workshop includes: 
  • Class: Banner Days – have the reader looking forward and backward, imagining how characters and situations will interact–giving surprise, delight and grounding
  • Class: Truth as Structure – strategically decide, from the narrator to the reader to the main character to the antagonist, who knows what when
  • Class: Proactivity & Misbehavior – keep your characters active, sympathetic, imperfect, at a crossroads–and full of agency
  • Daily Workshopping with your new best writer friends (seriously! You are all so lovely)
  • Live Q&A 
  • Live Feedback Panel

Derek is a kind, compassionate teacher–and we can’t wait to see how he explores these vital skills for creating a work that’s fresh, exciting, and unputdownable. 

This course can be completed on your schedule, in any time zone. Everything will be up for 30 days, replays are available for all events, and your odds of feedback are the same whether you attend live or watch the replay. 

The event is October 24-26, 2023. All materials will be available for 30 days for replay.

View the full workshop schedule here.

***Please note that this is an event ticket only, and does not include access to our full library of classes. However, this product is included with membership, which is the same price. Scroll down to see options.***

Yes! I understand everythng can be done on my schedule for this workshop. I can send my work and questions, watch replays for the panels, and have thirty (30) days to view everything.(Required)

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