Let’s Talk About Pitches

August 15th, 2011

Not like that. I’m talking about writers pitching their manuscript to agents and editors at conferences. Can I be frank? I hate these. HATE ‘EM. For me, the ability of an author to tell the story of their book is a wholly different animal than being able to actually write it. But Daphne, you ask, […]

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Pitch University

June 22nd, 2011

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. […]

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Talking to Agents at Conferences

September 9th, 2010

I’m prepping for the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference this weekend, and it got me thinking about pitch appointments. But more than just that, it brought to mind all sorts of questions about how authors behave in face-to-face meetings with agents and editors — many of which occur at conferences. What are the […]

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Ask Daphne! Should I remind her?

September 9th, 2008

Cute shoes with bows to remind you of something for Jeanne, who writes, “A month ago an agent requested my manuscript. I’ll be meeting with this same agent for a pitch session at a writer’s conference this weekend. Should I send the agent an email checking up on the status of my manuscript and mention the up coming meeting?”

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Writer’s Digest Pitch Slam

April 1st, 2008
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I’m delighted to announce I’ll be taking part in the “largest gathering of agents and editors who want to hear your story ideas and give you immediate feedback!” at the Writer’s Digest Books Writers Conference Pitch Slam session at BEA.

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