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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An Inside Look – Part II

Last week, I had Julie S. Decker on my blog to talk about her experience as being a mentor for the Pitch Wars contest. See here for that post. This week, she’s talking about the problems and issues she saw with submissions, which would be helpful for someone querying since her advice is similar to…
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Query Critique At Falling For Fiction

I am close to finishing up my editing on The Proper Way to Say Goodbye, and I hope to be querying by October. At least that is the plan. And I don’t want to make the mistake I did with my first novel–querying with a bad letter–so I’m getting as much help as I can.…
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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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Random Contest Stuff

I was so excited on Saturday about a contest I got into, but before I get to that, I want to mention a great query/agent opportunity. Melodie Wright at Forever Rewrighting is having a query contest with her new agent Tricia Lawrence of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency. This is a great opportunity because the…
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