Friday, January 8, 2010

Workshop Time!

Good Friday Morning!

Being short on both time and brain power this morning I thought perhaps some of our readers would be interested in a workshop coming up at Passionate Ink in February...

Have a great day, everyone and Keep Warm!!

Title : The Art of a 3-Line Pitch
Date : February 15, 2010 – February 20, 2010
Presenter: Cindy Carroll
Cost: Free for Passionate Ink Members; $5 for Non-members

What’s your three line pitch?If someone asks you need to be able to tell them what your story is about. For queries or agent/editor appointments the three line pitch works well to get your story across. This workshop will help you hone your three line pitch so you can grab the interest of readers, editors and agents.

Topics covered:What is a three line pitch? – what it is and what it isn’t.
Parts of the pitch (assignment) – what it should includeStaying on track – how using a three line pitch can keep you on track.

Feedback provided for student assignments

Cindy Carroll joined RWA in 1992 and started out writing novels but turned to scripts when an idea for one of her favorite television shows wouldn’t leave her alone. That first attempt, and her second teleplay for the same show, garnered her honorable mention in the Writer’s Digest 76th Annual Writing Competition in the screenplay category. She graduated from Hal Croasmun’s screenwriting ProSeries intensive in June of 2008. Her interview with David Rambo, writer/producer for CSI appeared in the summer special edition of The Rewrit, the newsletter for Scriptscene, Romance Writers of America’s screenwriting chapter. Currently working on the rewrite of her second feature, Cindy is also developing two new television pilots.
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Members register by sending an email to with “WORKSHOP – 3-line Pitch – PI MEMBER” as the subject. In the “message” section, include Your Name and Email Address.

Non-members register by paying, either online or by sending a check.
To Pay Online : Using PayPal (, send payment to with “WORKSHOP – 3-line Pitch” as the subject. In the “message” section, include Your Name and Email Address. Cost: Free for Passionate Ink Members, $5 for non-members PI Members send an email to workshopcahir @ with FREE WORKSHOP - # Line PItch as the subject. Include your FULL name and email address.

To pay by check, print this page and send with a check toPassionate Ink Workshopsc/o Robin L. RothamP.O. Box 2412Norfolk, NE 68701


Savanna Kougar said...

Serena, thanks for sharing.
This is also useful for boiling down your story to blurb level and/or a synopsis.

Serena Shay said...

Hey Savanna,
It sure is, plus who knows when a writer might get asked by an agent or publisher for a quick blurb on their WIP...good to be ready with an awesome answer! ;)