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Writing Away Virtual Pitch Retreat over Zoom. Schedule for January 6-7, 2024

"I wanted to take a moment and offer you my most sincere thanks. I signed with Katie Reed today. Your support made all the difference. This organization has been such a blessing in my life."  --Cherisa Jerez, Writing Away Member who pitched Katie Reed at our Writing Away Weekend Virtual Retreat in January 2023.

(Please note that all times are Central Standard Time--CST)


Saturday, January 6th Schedule (Central Standard Time)


8:50 AM (CST)- Sign-in


9:00 AM-10:00 AM—Plotting the Winning Novel—Lee Ann Ward


10:00 AM-10:15 AM (Break)


10:15 AM-11:30 AM—Writing the Winning Query Letter--Cathie Hendrick-Armstrong


11:30 AM—11:45 AM–(Break)


11:45 AM—12:45 PM—Practice Pitching for attendees (writers with pitch sessions today should pitch first. There will also be practice pitches tomorrow.)


12:45 PM—12:50 PM—Prize Drawings / Wrap-up


1:00 PM—3:30 PM (CST)—Individual pitch sessions with Rita Rosenkranz


4:15 PM—7:15 PM (CST)—Individual Pitches with Alisha West

4:15 PM--7:15 PM (CST)—Individual Pitches with Marissa Corvisiero



Sunday. January 7th Schedule (Central Standard Time)


8:50 AM—Sign-in (CST)


9:00 AM-10:00 AM—How the Writing Process Differs in Writers—Joyce Scarbrough


10:00 AM—10:15 AM—(Break)


10:15 AM-11:30 AM—So an Agent Requested your manuscript...What Now?—Katie Reed


11:30 AM—11:40 AM—Break


11:40 AM—12:40 PM—Practice Pitches for folks with Sunday Pitches

12:40 PM—12:45 PM—Wrap-up


1:00 PM—4:00 PM (CST)—Individual Pitches with Rachel Beck

1:00 PM—4:00 PM (CST)—Individual Pitches with Cathie Hedrick-Armstrong

4:15 PM—7:15 PM (CST)—Individual Pitches with Haley Casey

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