WRITING GREAT NONFICTION: BIG IDEAS with Claire Dorsett & Megan Abbate

Come Listen to How to Position Your Work to Sell Well

Claire Dorsett & Megan Abbate

Writing Great Nonfiction: Big Ideas Webinar

Yes. You heard right! You are in for a double-delight tonight as Megan Abbate joins Claire to talk about "Big Ideas." Megan is an assistant working on nonfiction for both Roaring Brook Press and FSG. Lucky you will hear dual perspectives on this important topic live!

Register now and listen right away. You will learn what sets your project apart for editors who are actively searching for solid nonfiction proposals.

So, whether you are a fiction writer interested in nonfiction or a nonfiction writer looking to expand your writing by focusing on what positions your work well for nonfiction projects, this is the webinar for you.This is a sample webinar of what awesome information you will receive in our longer Writing Great Nonfiction course, which you are welcome to still join in on. Simply email me and I will assist you.

Join us for our webinar on WRITING GREAT NONFICTION: BIG IDEAS that goes live Oct 19th at 6 PM EST.


Claire Dorsett, Assistant Editor, Roaring Brook Press

Claire's love of literature led her to pursue a BA in English from Cornell University, where she was involved with campus publications The Daily Sun and Rainy Day literary magazine. She then completed the six-week intensive Columbia Publishing Course before finding a home at Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, assisting Vice President and Publisher Simon Boughton. She has worked on a range of projects during her time at Roaring Brook, including Lane Smith's middle-grade debut Return to Augie Hobble, Steve Sheinkin's National Book Award finalist Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War, and picture books The Skunk and Ned the Knitting Pirate. Among other projects, she is currently working on a series of books for emerging readers in partnership with the Scripps National Spelling Bee, as well as a picture book about fishing by Tommy Greenwald and David McPhail.

Jodell Sadler, Founder, KidLitCollege; Editorial Agent, JCLA

Jodell Sadler is the founder of KidLit College, and currently works as an editorial agent wih Jill Corcoran Literary Agency, JCLA. She has served as an art director, marketing consultant, senior designer before earning her MFA at Hamline University, where she focused on sharing her critical thesis project, PACING PICTURE BOOKS & BEYOND. She’s since worked as a professor, secondary Freshman & Senior English AP/Dual Credit teacher, and founded KidLit College, a webinar, classes & critique community for writers and illustrators. Jodell teaches online and presents at conferences and events on pacing, and writes and presents with Writer’s Digest University. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) and passionate about helping writers and illustrators advance their careers.


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