Bootcamp Interview with Toni & Shelly

Are you wondering what it’s like to work with Toni Lopopolo and Shelly Lowenkopf?

Shelly Lowenkopf, professor emeritus, masters writing program, USC, and nationally renowned book editor, along with Toni Lopopolo, literary agent, writing instructor, Temple U., former executive editor Macmillan and St Martin’s Press, present a Fiction Bootcamp Intensive Limited to 10 Advanced Writers.

In this interview, Toni and Shelly talk about the Bootcamp with former student, Tim Malone.

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Bookcamp Intensive Sept 23, 24, 25 2011 Cafe Luna, Summerland CA

We have set the dates for our next Fiction BootCamp Inensive writing program.  See BootCamp page for details about our upcoming intensive.  There are limited seats available, so early registration is advised.

Hope to see you there.



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Bookcamp Intensive May 13, 14, 15 2011 Cafe Luna, Summerland CA/

Hi:   The new Bootcamp Intensive meets this Friday, May 13th, at Cafe Luna, Summerland CA.  There are 2 places left.  Sign up pronto if you can attend.  let me know.  thanks, Toni

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Toni Lopopolo Joins the CCWC Conference

Toni Lopopolo will be teaching a workshop at the Cape Cod Writers Center Conference August 14-19, 2011.  The 2011 Conference is a writer’s retreat and resource center for the Twenty-First Century
featuring famous keynote speakers and authors.
Please visit the Cape Cod Writers Center website to read more about the event.

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Literary Gumbo Interviews Toni

Santa Barbara CA

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Literary Gumbo is a weekly look at the world of writers. Host Fred Klein conducts in depth interviews with a variety of scribes – from daily columnists to bestselling authors. It also includes regular updates on new books, book club favorites, and publishing news.
Former executive editor at Macmillan and then St. Martin’s Press, Toni Lopopolo, reminisces with host Fred Klein about her many years in publishing, and talks about her unique editing skills which she now uses in her full service literary management agency.
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Interview with Toni Lopopolo Literary Management

by Dark Angel’s Blog:  Literary Ramblings

Toni LopopoloWhat types of fiction do you represent, Toni?
I look for good writing and pacing; someone who has mastered the skills that make up the craft of writing full-length fiction. I love a good mystery, I like a bit of the paranormal and I have published romance.

When did you first realize you wanted to be an agent?
It was a natural segue after leaving publishing.

Please define for us the qualities a successful fiction manuscript must possess before you will take it on, Toni? Character is all to me. If I am unaware of the writing and engrossed in the story, then I know I have a writer I would like to represent. This is rare.

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