ITW is delighted
to host an online conference to stoke your writing fires and keep those
dreams alive during the winter months. We’re excited to include Master
Class, Practice PitchFest, and the brand new Thriller MBA. You’ll learn
about the craft of writing and the business of publishing, including
the opportunity of breaking down Thriller MBA to focus on your own
topics of special interest.
Winter Thrills Master Class - $399
ITW's bestselling thriller writers will meet with you virtually in a small class format to discuss the craft of writing—YOUR writing.
Winter Thrills Master Class will be held via Zoom with one instructor in a private Zoom room with up to 10 attendees. The traditional full-day class will be broken into two four-hour sessions.
You'll need to submit a ten-page writing sample and a completed form to participate in this session. More information will be sent in an email you'll receive after you register.
also includes the following exciting and informative sessions:
Practice PitchFest - $30 each session
(Zoom) Practice PitchFest offers an opportunity to hone your pitch for
either an in-person meeting with an agent or for the creation of a fabulous
logline in your query letter. Qualified ITW authors will work with you
in a one-on-one virtual meeting that will leave you feeling energized
to pitch to agents and editors.
Thriller MBA - $299 (All inclusive;à la carte pricing
(Vimeo) The ITW team has created a powerful line-up of authors, agents,
editors, and other professionals to teach you about the different
elements of publishing. Their insights will be incredibly helpful as
you navigate the publishing world, and they will be helpful for
aspiring writers as well as established authors.
When you sign up for Thriller MBA (or purchase the individual Query
Critiques session), we'll invite you to submit your query letter. A
panel consisting of agents and editors will provide immediate and
constructive feedback. The moderator will read a query letter out loud
and feature the letter on the screen (eliminating any personal
information). The expert panelists will raise their hands when they
would stop reading if this letter landed on their desk. When all the
experts’ hands have been raised, the moderator will initiate a
discussion to learn why each agent/editor stopped at their chosen
moment. You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of what makes a
successful query letter, priceless information for when you are