Capital City Writers is a professional association for career-focused writers in and around Lansing, Michigan. Meetings are open to the public. This month’s topic is Loglines, Queries, and Proposals, Oh My!: All the Writing that Supports Your Writing, presented by copywriter, editor, and novelist Erin Bartels. For the writer longing for publication, the main task is to write the best book you can write. But after that, there’s a bunch of other stuff to write: elevator pitches or loglines, query letters, book proposals, and more. It’s this type of writing that often throws aspiring authors for a loop. A copywriter and publishing professional for sixteen years, Erin Bartels breaks down these key pieces of writing that will either hold you back or propel you forward toward publication.
ERIN BARTELS is a copywriter and editor by day, a novelist by night, and too many other things in between. Her debut novel, We Hope for Better Things, releases in January 2019 from Revell Books. A finalist for both the 2015 Rising Star Award from the Women’s Fiction Writers Association and the Saturday Evening Post 2014 Great American Fiction Contest, Erin is the author of This Elegant Ruin: and other stories and The Intentional Writer and is represented by Nephele Tempest of The Knight Agency. Find her at www.erinbartels.com, on Facebook @ErinBartelsAuthor, on Instagram @ErinBartelsWrites, or on Twitter @ErinLBartels.