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The Ultimate Guide to Pitch Writing

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No matter how we publish, we need to introduce our story to potential readers and interest them enough to want to look closer. Whether we’re pitching and querying agents or enticing readers with back-cover blurbs, we need to grab their attention.

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January 19, 2017

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WANACon: New Workshops and a Giveaway

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It’s time for another WANACon! Yay! This WANACon is scheduled for February 21 and 22, 2014 at a computer near you. In addition to the usual Craft, Social Media, and Business workshops, Kristen Lamb and her WANA International organization have decided this WANACon will pay special attention to the Romance […]

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January 28, 2014

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Squee! The “Pitch Your Shorts” Winners!

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Thank you again to everyone who participated in Pitch Your Shorts with Entangled Publishing.  It was a huge success (eleven requests!), thanks to all of you! The editors have finished their dueling (I heard from a reputable source they arm wrestled to settle their disputes), and the following editors have requested these […]

January 19, 2012

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What’s the Power of Your Network?

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Let me start by profusely thanking everyone who bravely participated in Pitch Your Shorts and everyone who helped spread the word about the pitch session.  I was out of town all last week for my grandmother’s funeral, and yet the pitch session was a great success because of all of […]

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January 17, 2012

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It’s Time to “Pitch Your Shorts”!

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Update:  Sorry, this pitch session is now closed.  I might do another one at some point, so stay tuned. Thanks for your interest! The Pitch Your Shorts pitch session is officially open!  Please read the whole post for all the details. We’ll have at least six (6!) editors from Entangled Publishing […]

January 10, 2012

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Pitch Prep: What Makes a Great First Page?

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It was a dark and stormy blog post.  *snicker* We’re continuing to prepare for the January 10-16th Pitch Your Shorts pitch session by tackling the issue of story openings.  (Check out Tuesday’s post for everything there is to know about pitching.) While the purpose of a pitch is to get a request, […]

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January 5, 2012

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Pitch Prep: How to Write a Pitch

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This week we’re preparing for the Pitch Your Shorts pitch session coming here January 10th.  Even if you’re not pitching this time, stick around.  Today we have The Ultimate Guide to Pitch Writing.  (Thursday’s post will cover story openings.) The Ultimate Guide to Pitch Writing Pitches fall into many categories, from loglines […]

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January 3, 2012

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Write Fiction? Why You Should Try a Short Story

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My regular readers know I typically write novel-length stories.  However, during one crazy four-day stretch, I wrote a long-ish short story/short-ish novella (novelette?).  For those of you following along at home, I’m referring to my story inspired by spam. I’ve blogged before about how the experience was a great way […]

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December 22, 2011

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