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Writing for Television

How many times have you watched a TV show and thought, I have an idea that’s just as good, if not better. And chances are, you might, but you just aren’t sure how to execute it. Before you even start typing you’ll need to know what–exactly–the story is, and how to execute it. You will

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Gift Certificates

We have the perfect gift for the writer in your family: a gift certificate to the Fairfield County Writers’ Studio! We can customize the occasion, the names, the amount and the service, and we are happy to help you or the recipient figure out what might best serve their need. One-on-one writing advice with a

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How to Land a Writing Residency

What IS a Writing Residency? How Can You Get One?

Our residency pro shares everything you need to know to select, apply for and land a writer’s residency

Are you toiling over a novel or a book proposal or another writing project, only to be interrupted every minute or hour or day by the pulls of everyday life? If so, a writing residency—a retreat to achieve your writing goals—might be exactly what you need.

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Pitch Party and Contest

Back by popular demand: Pitch Party 2018!

Get ready to Join us at The Studio for mimosas, coffee and bagels on Saturday, February 3, to pitch your non-fiction work! (Fiction pitch party coming in March.) Pitch your book, or simply listen and learn as others pitch theirs out loud to top non-fiction literary agent Marilyn Allen. Your book can be finished, unfinished, or simply in the concept stage.

At the contest, you will read your query letter aloud or, if your query isn’t quite there yet, read your keynote/elevator pitch to Marilyn and audience members. Marilyn will offer gentle (yet effective!) feedback. Three winning pitches will be chosen and sent (when ready) to acquiring editors who have agreed to consider publication. If the winning pitches aren’t yet strong enough to submit they will receive one free editing session.

Entry (for those who wish to pitch) costs $30.

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