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RAMP Mentee Resources

RWA has many great member resources  that can help you with your craft and career. Below, we've compiled a few relevant to your RAMP project.

Blurb

Author Survival Guide: How to Write Compelling Back-Cover Copy by Nicole Fischer
RWA2019 Audio: Synopses Blurbs and Marketing Hooks with Julia Kelly and Alisha Rai

Career

Author Survival Guide: What to Consider as You Embark on Self-Publishing by Maria Connor
Author Survival Guide: What to Ask an Agent by Tricia Skinner
Author Survival Guide: What to Look for in a Publishing Contract by Mindy Klasky
Author Survival Guide: How to Create a Business Plan for Your Writing Career by Stephanie Bond
RWA2020 Audio: From Heart to Page to Print: A Primer Guide to Book Publishing with Savannah J. Frierson
RWA2020 Audio: Long Game with Nikki Sloane
RWA2020 Audio: Planning Your Career: An Agent's Point of View with Michelle Grajkowski
Things I Wish I’d Known Before Becoming a Published Author with Amanda Renee

Mentorship

Article: Passion, Productivity, and Technology: Your Author Community by LaQuette
Article: You Want Me to Change That? How to Receive Constructive Criticism by Katie McCoach
Article: The Best Writers Groups: More than Critiquing by Kristy Demas

Going Indie

Article: Working with a Cover Designer by Ruth Kaufman
Article: The Ins and Outs of E-books by Ceileigh Mangalam
Article: Selling into Non-US Markets by Cathy Maxwell
Article: Tantalizing Taglines  by Siri Caldwell
Article: Find the Right Place for your Project by Kate Pearce

Pitch

Webinar: Panic-Free Pitching with Rayna Vause
Two-Minute Tip: Loglines with Rosie Danan
Article: Poised to Pitch: Calm Your Nerves and Share Your Story by Stephanie L. Spann

Query

RWA2018 Audio: Crafting a Slam Dunk Hook and Query with Mary Altman and Cat Clyne
RWA2019 Audio: Submission 101 with Catherine Mann and Joanne Rock

Revision

Webinar: Self-Editing Your Style and Syntax with Jeanne De Vita
Two Minute Tip: Line Editing with Ally Carter
RWA2020 Audio: How to Edit Your Book Using Character-Driven Details with Roan Parrish
Tackling and Triaging Manuscript Feedback with Jennifer Borgioli Binis


Synopsis

RWA2019 Audio: Keep it Brief: The Synopsis in 850 Words with Anna Alexander
RWA2019 Audio: Writing the Synopsis That Works for You with Colleen Thompson
RWA2018 Audio: Writing Synopses that Grip Editors  with Julia Kelly and Alisha Rai