Come to the HWG and GCFW pitch workshop to discover the “new” way to pitch agents. Download the workshop SCHEDULE. Download workshop handouts for ENOS RUSSELL (more handouts to come). Of course, you’ll learn the traditional way also, wowing the agent.

  • Learn The Art of Pitching, and write your pitch during this session with help of award winning writers and editors.
  • Prep for agent interview and see what you should and shouldn’t leave behind.
  • Overcome your own agent Fear Factor.
  • Practice your pitch in a crazy Speed-Dating Pitch Practice Session.
  • Polish your manuscript for submission. Learn the pros’ tips and tricks to agent-proofing your manuscript.
  • Explore the Future of Self Pubbing. See where indies and self pubbers are headed.


Shelley K. Wall

Shelley writes novels of contemporary romance, romantic comedy, and romantic suspense. She grew up in Missouri, graduated from Oklahoma State University, and took post graduate courses from OSU and the University of Wyoming. She has traveled extensively, lived internationally, and now calls Texas home.

She has a lengthy and accomplished career in technology in addition to her writing.

Shelley is a member of Romance Writers of America, Houston Literary Guild, The Writer’s Guild, and Sisters In Crime (SinC)–and several techie organizations that we won’t mention. Her work is varied and has been compared to several big named authors. Shelley actively supports new authors and artists as time allows though writing her latest book is normally the priority.

Enos Russell, Ph.D, Member of the Board for the Gulf Coast Federation of Writers, and  currently developing two online companies:, an online, dynamic Self-Publishing Guide(TM) is designed to walk you through each step of publishing your ebook, and The Gulf Coast Publishing Group, Inc. focusing on development, publication, and marketing short stories and poetry.

Tina Winograd, bestselling editor, President GCFW, is one of the founders and board members of the Gulf Coast Federation of Writers. Tina’s goal is to educate writers in the technical and non-tangible aspects of writing. With GCFW, she hopes to bring together the Houston writing community to offer more learning opportunities to everyone. Tina is also a freelance editor. Several of her clients are on the NYT and other bestselling lists. She loves editing because it gives her a chance to help other writers improve their storytelling techniques.

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