How to Have a Successful #IWSGPit

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Oh yes, you are not seeing things. The IWSG (Insecure Writer’s Support Group) has thrown their hat in doing a twitter pitch event. And next week Thursday, July 27th is their first ever pitch event.

Are you an IWSGer? Have you queried your manuscript far and wide and still haven’t received a response? Or rejected more times than you can count? Do you have a manuscript that’s polished and ready to submit to publishers and agents?

Well, #IWSGPit might be your chance to get your baby in front of them.

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How to Pitch Like a TV Guide

How to Pitch Like a TV Guide

First off, Happy Labor Day! Hope everyone is enjoying their day off and barbecue.

Second, in the words of that pilot once abducted by aliens from the Independence Day movie…

“I’m bbbaaaccckkkkkk!”

And this time for good, well until my next possible break in November for NaNoWriMo which won’t nearly be as long. So yes. I’m back. Blogging every Monday at 8. And just in time for the third session of #PitMad of the year which is happening this Thursday on September 8.

If you’re not familiar with the rules visit Brenda Drake’s website. If you’ve participated in #PitMad before or other pitch events and it was a bust, don’t give up hope yet.

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Success at a Twitter Pitch Party

 

#PitMad Is Back Again

Hi, I’m back from my blogging break again. This time to introduce Jennifer Derrick. And what she has to say comes just in time because #PitMad is back again this week on June 9th. So is #SFFPit for science fiction and fantasy authors. They’ve finally have a date and it’s June 23rd. Don’t forget to save the date. Still unsure about taking part in a Twitter pitch party? Then decide after reading Jennifer’s post!

Success at a Twitter Pitch Party

I’m often asked how I found a publisher for Broken Fate. The short answer is, “Thank you, Twitter,” because I found Clean Teen Publishing (or they found me, depending on your perspective) through a pitch party on Twitter.

I had been querying Broken Fate for a couple of months. Despite some interest and requests for full manuscripts, I was getting nowhere fast. One day I was on Twitter and I saw something called, “#Pit2Pub” trending. Okay, I thought, what’s that? I looked into it and discovered the world of pitch parties. Continue reading