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SCBWI Highlights: Your Impact and Agent’s Thoughts on Industry

Gary Schmidt was the final keynote speaker at the SCBWI 41st Annual Summer Conference. He echoed the sentiment about surprises in his own unique way saying, “the only gift that God gives us that he can’t enjoy are surprises.” He … Continue reading

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The Query Wars: The Truth, The Truly Bizarre and All That Lies in Between

I have a secret to handling rejections on queries, partials and fulls. It’s not Ben and Jerry’s. Nope. I  share my rejection letters with my trusted critique partner, the fabulous Kat Bender. She’s part of my tribunal in determining what … Continue reading

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Upcoming Conferences/Events for Writers

Here are some upcoming writing conferences in the Connecticut/New York area: CT FictionFest: May 14 in North Haven, CT open to all fiction writers. This year, they’re hosting 11 editors and agents who will hear your pitches in all categories, YA, Historical, Contemporary, Paranormal Romance and … 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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Into the Forest of Querying

So after months of slaving over my query letter in response to amazing feedback from agents, authors, and friends, I sent out my first query today! I keep a spreadsheet of all the queries sent and the responses. I sent … Continue reading

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