The Writing Show: Writing a Killer Synopsis

You’re ready to start shopping your book to agents – but then you see the terrifying words: “Include a one-page synopsis.”  Why is writing a synopsis so hard? Are you really supposed to give away all your plot twists? How can you capture an agent’s attention and entice them to read more? Our panel has the answers.

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019  NOTE: DATE CHANGE FROM REGULAR SCHEDULE 

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00; meet & greet 6:00-6:45; program starts at 6:45)

Location: Firehouse Theatre 1609 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23220

Price: $12 – Members; $15 Non-members ($5 for students)

SPEAKERS

Eric Smith

Eric Smith

Eric Smith is a literary agent with P.S. Literary and a Young Adult author. He’s worked on award-winning and New York Times bestselling books, and is actively looking for projects across categories and genres, primarily young adult fiction, literary fiction, non-fiction (memoir, cookbooks, pop culture, history), and select sci-fi and fantasy. When he isn’t busy working on books, he writes his own. His next books include Reclaim the Sun, a novel due out with Inkyard Press in 2020, and a story in Color Outside the Lines, an anthology being published with Soho Teen this November. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, son, and Corgi.

Register for a Master Class: Crafting and Workshopping the Synopsis with Eric Smith on Thursday, March 21, 2019, following The Writing Show. 

 

Lisa Hagan

Lisa Hagan

Lisa Hagan began her literary career in NYC in 1995. She has shepherded many books to the New York Times Bestseller list, among other notable lists. Her clients include scientists, doctors, and experts in their fields of health, groundbreaking science, climate change, and environmental issues. She also represents non-fiction properties such as self-help, spirituality, travel and business titles. She grew up in Richmond, VA.

MODERATOR

Rebekah Pierce

Rebekah Pierce

A veteran of the armed forces, Rebekah Pierce is a member of several local writers’ groups for both fiction and drama where her work has been widely received and supported. She is a lover of mystery novels that feature protagonists who have their own demons to fight as they save the day, so to speak. She is the author of Murder on Second Street and The Secret Life of Lucy Bosman.