Writing Good Books Workshop

Writing Good Books That Sell!

Join TOR/Forge editor Whitney Ross and USA Today bestselling author Kimberly Lang as they offer their best advice on how to strengthen your writing and get your book noticed by agents, editors, and readers. There will also be an (Almost) Anything Goes Q&A session and the opportunity to get the opening pages of your manuscript critiqued by Whitney on the spot.

June 15th, 2014
Huntsville-Madison County Public Library
2nd floor meeting room
915 Monroe St (Downtown)
Cost: $10
Pre-registration recommended but not required*

(*Only pre-registered participants will be able to submit pages for critique. See below.)

Questions? Contact Kimberly

To register via PayPal, chose the “Send Money” option to send $10 to Kimberly@booksbykimberly.com. Please be sure to include your real name and a contact email in the body of your payment message.

  • You may register multiple people at one time, but please include a name and email address for each participant.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation email from Kimberly within 48 hours, please email Kimberly@booksbykimberly.com and forward your PayPal receipt showing payment.
  • Pre-registration is through PayPal only. Cash and credit cards accepted at the door. No checks.

Critique information:

Pre-registered participants will be invited to submit the opening pages of their manuscript (minus any identifying information). At the workshop, Whitney will read submissions aloud, commenting as she goes – noting strengths, weaknesses, and most importantly, whether it is something she’d ask to see more of or not and why. She will do as many as she can in the time allotted, in the order they were received, but no guarantee is made that any specific participant’s manuscript will be critiqued. These are “cold reads,” meaning Whitney will be seeing them for the first time at the workshop.
Attendees are not required to submit pages for this exercise.

About the presenters:

Whitney Ross:

Whitney Ross is an editor at Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, publisher of Forge, Tor Books, Orb, Starscape, and Tor Teen. In her free time, she’s also a book collector, wannabe jetsetter, and Starbucks junkie, and enjoys competitive sports such as skiing and shopping.  She is from Phoenix, Arizona, and is actively seeking science fiction & fantasy, urban fantasy, romance, historical fiction, and young adult novels.

Tor Books is the world’s leading publisher of science fiction and fantasy. Winner of the Locus Award for Best SF Publisher for the past 20 years, Tor publishes numerous bestsellers, including Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time and Terry Goodkind’s Sword of Truth series, as well as Orson Scott Card’s beloved classic Ender’s Game. Tor’s imprints include Tor Books (SF and fantasy), Forge Books (mainstream fiction including thrillers, mysteries, and women’s fiction), and Starscape/Tor Teen (books for young readers).

Kimberly Lang:

Kimberly Lang is an award-winning and USA Today bestselling author. You’re currently on her website, so feel free to take a look around and get to know her better.

Many thanks to the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library for hosting us!