I’m over at Pitch University today, reviewing queries and video pitches for authors gearing up for RWA Nationals, as well as answering questions in the comments from 10am to 12 noon (Mountain time). My interview is up now, and I’m just starting to post my responses to queries, with my reactions to pitches coming next.
In the meantime, you should read this great post from Diana Peterfreund on a great tool for writers in a scene. A taste:
You know the old adage that stories aren’t interesting if everything could be resolved with a conversation? One way to find out if that’s true is to make the characters have that conversation and see if you’ve still got problems.
Also, if you are going to RWA — or gearing up for ALA, LeakyCon, or any other conference where writers may find themselves in proximity to agents, here’s some great advice to bear in mind. Actually, I once posted something similar myself — worth a reread!