My First

I’ll be having my first pitch experience this spring when I get to attend (for the 2nd time) the Storymakers Conference in Utah.   I’m not nervous yet, but there’s plenty of time for that. 🙂   And really, I’m not even sure what story I’ll pitch. I have a number of manuscripts sitting here…
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Can You Sell Yourself?

  WIP Coaching Update: I don’t have much to say about WIP Coaching because now I’m putting Gabi to work. We spoke this week about my ‘homework’ and went over some questions I had. Now she is going to critique my first fifty and let me know what some of my big problems are. I…
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Pitches And Queries

I’ve been working on a few things. One is my pitch. A pitch is a description of your novel in about 35 words or less. Usually in one sentence, but sometimes two. And let me tell you, it’s not easy. I entered a pitch workshop where my pitch for Frosty and my first 150 words…
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Can You Hit A Perfect Pitch? Blogfest Contest

My entry for Brenda Drake’s Can You Hit a Perfect Pitch? Blogfest Contest. Frosty Contemporary young adult 60,000 words Pitch Sydney, a troubled foster girl, resents her wealthy classmates. Learning that the privileged kids’ lives are not so perfect thaws her cold exterior, but it may not be enough to open her heart to love.…
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Can I Hit A Perfect Pitch?

On Sunday I am participating in my first pitch contest. A pitch is a brief (one or two line) summary of a book. This contest is put on by Brenda Drake, a ya/middle grade writer. On January 15th, you post your pitch and first 150 words of your manuscript on your blog. Then you jump…
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