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11/08 The Secrets of Pitching Your Novel or Screenplay with Marni Freedman

Date: Thursday, Nov 8, 2012 Time: 6pm to 9 pm Number of sessions: 1--One Evening Workshop! Members: $45 Nonmembers: $54 Location: Ink Spot, 710 13th St, Studio 210, San Diego, CA 92101
SDWI Writer’s Bootcamp Series!
What is it? 
A new series of workshops with Marni Freedman packed with only the most potent, valuable information
guaranteed to kick your writing practice up a notch.
The Secrets of Pitching Your Novel or Screenplay – Part of the Writer’s Boot Camp Series
Come learn the the essential secrets of pitching your novel or screenplay with Marni.
In this do not miss workshop you will learn:
  • How to boil down your story into a concise, compelling pitch
  • The art of the hook
  • The major mistakes most writers make when pitching
  • The essential elements every pitch needs to have
  • How to prepare for the pitch, including researching your audience
  • The difference between a professional vs. an unprofessional pitch
  • The art of the performance – successfully conducting a calm, confident pitch
Marni Freedman is a produced, published and award winning writer.  After graduating as an award winning student from the USC School of Filmic Writing, Marni began her career with her play, “Two Goldsteins on Acid,” which was produced in Los Angeles.  She worked as a script doctor for Fox Searchlight, Disney, and other film companies and worked as a script agent for the Mary Sue Seymour Agency.  One of her plays was made into a film, “Playing Mona Lisa,” and was produced by Disney. She has published articles in several magazines and online sites, worked as a ghost writer for a “how to” book series and is currently in demand as a book editor and script doctor.  Currently, around San Diego, you can find Marni teaching writing workshops at San Diego Writers Ink, UCSD Extension and running the popular San Diego Screenwriter’s group, The Writer’s Circle.

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