Friday, August 27, 2010

Journey to a place where story pitches succeed with author Dina Mishev

From Nicole Burdick at

Jackson Hole Writers Conference is excited to present you with the fourth in a series of six FREE writing workshops for 2010. Space is limited, so if you would like to sign up, please reply to this email or See the nether part of this message for upcoming opportunities.

"Angle and Pitch to Sell Your Story" on Thursday, September 23, 6-9 p.m., Center for the Arts Conference Room.

No matter how well you can write, if you can't sell an editor on your idea, you're not going to make a living. The more angles you can come up with based on a single idea, the better your chances of selling one of them. Dina Mishev knows from experience. During this workshop she will take writers on a journey to the place where pitches succeed. While she gives you an approachable understanding of the magazine publishing industry, you’ll also have the chance to work on crafting a great pitch, which means you’ll also be on the way to your next great story. So wrap your mind around three angles of the story you really want to tell and bring them with you, or just grab your pen and paper, and come learn how to spin an idea well. Class is free and open to the public, and registration is required. Light snacks included.

Workshop Presenter: Dina Mishev has been living and writing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming since 1997. A graduate of Northwestern University with degrees in Math and Economics, Dina moved to Wyoming immediately following college and one year turned into another. Dina’s writing career started shortly after her arrival in Wyoming when the Jackson Hole News entrusted her to write a bi-weekly column about 20-something life in the valley. Three years later, Dina quit her job managing the Jackson Hole Wine Auction, deciding it was time to sink or swim as a writer. That first year she sent out 1,483 queries to magazines and newspapers. She got one assignment. Slightly disheartened, but never considering giving up... she now writes about travel, sports, adventure, gear, art, people, and lifestyle topics for Sunset, AAA Via, National Geographic Traveler, Outside, National Geographic Adventure, Pain Solutions, Cooking Light, NWA World Traveler, United Hemispheres, Wyoming Tourism, Arizona Office of Tourism, Healing Lifestyles & Spas, and Mobil Travel Guide. She is a Contributing Editor at Travel Squire. Assignments have taken her from spas in Africa to 100 feet under the Caribbean Sea. See Dina's full bio and more, here.

Upcoming FREE workshops with Jackson Hole Writers Conference: Fiction with Lucy Flood on October 21 and nonfiction with Broughton Coburn on December 2. More details to follow.

These workshops were supported by a grant from the Community Foundation, and your generous donations during Old Bill's Fun Run keep publishing opportunities grounded in Jackson Hole. We're lucky to have over 40 well-published writers living and working in this valley. By making a charitable gift to the Conference you ensure a steady stream of stimulating guest speakers from near and far as well as literary education opportunities throughout the year. Do write! Do consider joining us in making the literary arts thrive in Jackson Hole, and in turn filling the bookshelves of tomorrow with your contributions.

FMI: Nicole Burdick,,, 307-413-5235