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Reblog: Backspace Conference Lessons in Querying

  Here’s some conference lessons on querying and pitching from a Backspace conference I attended a while back. http://kourtneyheintz.wordpress.com/2010/05/31/agent-author-day-at-backspace-what-i-learned/

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Writer’s Digest Conference in NYC Starts Today

I’m at the Writer’s Digest Conference in NYC today! I’ll be tweeting about it this weekend @Kourhei and blogging about my favorite panels next week. I’m super excited to be here again. Last year, I learned so much, met some … Continue reading

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CTRWA April Meeting Notes

Here are my notes from the CTRWA April meeting… Next month is the CT Fictionfest one day conference. There will be 13 editors/agents in attendance and 128 attendees. And there is still availability if you’d like to attend. There will … Continue reading

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Tips On Pitching

1. Make sure you are ready to pitch. This means: your manuscript is finished. You have revised it. You have had a couple beta readers or a critique group give you feedback and you revised it again. Ideally, you should … Continue reading

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WD Conference–How to Pitch

First day of the Writer’s Digest conference, Chuck Sambuchino gave a world-rocking presentation on how to pitch agents. If you ever have the opportunity to participate in a conference where he is speaking–GO! He started off with an overview of … Continue reading

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Writer’s Digest Conference–Pitch Slam

This week I finished proofreading all my Margie Lawson workshop revisions to my manuscript. It’s a lean 82K. I’ve been working on my pitch for the upcoming Writer’s Digest Conference January 21-23. Pitch Slam is a two-hour pitching free-for-all, where … Continue reading

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CTRWA December Meeting Highlights

The CTRWA December Meeting included a fabulous Christmas party and fun naughty/nice grab bag.  Awesome event! In terms of chapter news, newsletter submissions and the January mentoring program were discussed. Specifically how articles in the newsletter can be picked up … Continue reading

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Crimebake Seminar–Pitching

Most people would rather leap off this rock than pitch face-to-face with an agent. My huge fear of heights, however, does not make me one of them. Since I signed up for an agent pitch at Crimebake, I also signed … Continue reading

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Nerves

So I signed up for a query and a manuscript critique at Killer Nashville. Both I will receive this morning. I’m a little bit butterflies in the belly. I also signed up for verbal pitches. Think godzilla in the belly. … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Agent Author Day at Backspace

Today was the Agent Author Seminar of the Backspace conference. I’m pretty burnt out so I’ll just share the highlights… QUERY TIPS Less is more–shorter queries are better Query style should match project style If make comparisons to other books, … Continue reading

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