Saturday, July 30th, 2022
Live Seminar Via Zoom 1:30PM PST – 3:30PM PST
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Led by Ying Compestine, who signed a six-figure, three book deal in October 2021 and her YA book A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts was picked up for TV the same month as an animated anthology horror series adaptation by 108 Media. Ying is an award-winning author, inspirational speaker, and former food editor for Martha Stewart's Whole Living magazine. Ying is the multi-talented author of 20 books including fiction, picture books, and cookbooks.
Do you have a book idea that you want to make into a reality? Are you currently working on a book and want to take it to the next level? If so, come to this informative workshop!
Session 1: How to grab your reader with a strong hook & developing a dramatic storyline
This first section focuses on the importance of maintaining high literary standards and how to edit your work into an award-winning book. Ying will share with you her process of writing highly praised books. You will learn the different aspects of fiction writing: grabbing your reader with a strong hook, developing a dramatic storyline, and creating unforgettable characters that are beset by powerful inner and outer conflicts.
Session 2: Understanding the Submissions Process, finding the right agent, and working with the editors
Drawing upon her personal experience, Ying will share her process of selling her books to various big publishers with and without an agent, her journey towards finding the right agent, and how she maintains long and happy working relationships with editors. There will be time reserved for questions and comments.
- Secrets of being a successful writer
- The importance of setting high standards for yourself
- A meaningful discussion on the importance of revision
- How to grab your readers with a strong hook
- How to create unforgettable characters beset by inner and outer conflicts
- How to sell your idea before completing your project
- Whether to hire an agent and how to work with an agent
- How to sell your manuscript to a reputable publisher by yourself
STUDENTS LOVE YING:
"Ying, your guidance has completely revolutionized how I put a story together so that I keep the agents and publishers in mind to keep life easier for them, and also for the reader in how I construct my paragraphs and chapters. I’ve even taken the hook that I wrote in your class and started a book with it! I laid out the chapters first as if I were going to present it to a publisher, and it has made the writing process a lot more productive than just going with the flow.” — Quinn W., Workshop Student
“You gave me enough writing technique and marketing information to feel like I can get started with confidence. Thank you, Ying!” — JR, Workshop Student
“Ying, thank you for being so diligent, so focused and so professional in your approach to the class. I found the whole experience exceeded my most optimistic expectations.” — Emily E., Workshop Student
“I found your confidence and ambition infectious, Ying. [You] encouraged me to really go after the big agents and publishers and to believe in my product. For that, I can’t thank you enough.” — Amy C., Workshop Student
ONLINE COURSE STRUCTURE:
This seminar will meet via Zoom on Saturday, July 30th, 2022.
*A recording of the seminar will be made available to everyone who enrolls.
You can pay for the course in full or use Affirm to pay over time with equal Monthly Payments. Both options are available at checkout.
Ying Compestine | Live via Zoom
July 30th, 2022
Seminar is fully ONLINE and meets via Zoom
Award-winning author, inspirational speaker, and former food editor for Martha Stewart's Whole Living magazine, Ying Chang Compestine is the multi-talented author of 20 books including fiction, picture books, and cookbooks. She has also worked as the spokesperson for several international companies such as Nestle Maggi and Celestial Seasoning. Ying is the sought-after speaker at schools, universities, cruise ships, and high-end resorts, including The World, Crystal, and Silver Seas, and on the private jet TCS. Many of Ying’s books have won numerous awards globally and are required reading in schools around the world. A few are currently being adapted into TV shows and a feature film.