Get Your Pitch On // a writer's workshop

There are two parts to this pitch workshop. 
Part one will take place right here. Here's how:

1. You must be a follower of my blog to submit your work here. 

2. Post a pitch ( between 50-70 words) for your COMPLETED novel in a comment on THISblog post. All other pitches will be ignored. You have until September 30th. 14 pitcheswill be accepted for feedback here. This is a first come, first serve basis. (When I reach 14 and close the entries I will provide a list (found on the host blogs) of other blogs participating in this as well so that you will all get a chance to work with someone before the 15th).

3. Between October 1st and October 14th I will post individual pitches to my blog WITH my own personal feedback. (This means that each post I create will be dedicated entirely to you and your pitch/feedback).

4. Once your pitch has been made public, you can share with friends and family, asking them to comment with their own feedback on your pitch. Likewise, my own followers will be commenting their feedback as well.

5. Once you have received your feedback and polish up your pitch then, on October 15th, you are ready to move on to the next part of the workshop!

Part two will take place on the host blogs. 
Here's what's going to happen over there:

1. Take your polished pitch and submit it to YAtopia or Down Under Wonderings. 100 pitches will be accepted on each blog. 

2. Editor at Hardie Grant Egmont, Marisa Pintado, will be looking through pitches to see if she can't find her next client(s). Marisa is looking for YA in any genre and is accepting submissions from anywhere in the world

3. Make sure you visit the host blogs (linked above) FIRST before submitting anything.Please read the rules both on my blog and on theirs before submission.

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Sarah Evans said...

Sophie’s life had already had many twists and turns along the way. She found herself unable to account for what had happened to her really. How could she explain how she had at one time had it all and then had it taken away?
She had started her life happily enough – mother made sure of that. Fun times were had and no moping was allowed. There were lots of smiley photos to back that up. Still, there must have been something else there, surely.
She had a dream wedding, a beautiful child, a wonderful husband. She had an immaculate home. She joined clubs and groups, made friends. She never seemed to put a foot wrong. Still, something must have been askew. How else could she have ended her life entirely mute and cut off from the whole world?
Via tantalising snapshots from different periods of her life we gradually piece together the life of Sophie - a woman who was like a broken and fragile vase whose pieces have been scattered far and wide. It can be hard to make those pieces fit back together once more though – it seems as though there’s at least one piece missing from this particular vase. This kind of fate just doesn’t await a normal person living an ordinary life does it?


Rhiann Wynn-Nolet said...

Name: Rhiann Wynn-Nolet
Email: rhiannwn(at)yahoo(dot)com
Country of residence: USA
Genre: Dark Fairy Tale retelling (YA)
Word Count: 89,000

Pitch: The MacBride curse decrees that Opal won’t find true love because of her albinism and magical hair.
Attracted by her ghostly appearance dead boy Riff falls for her, as does his living brother Dylan. Opal’s aberrations arouse her uncle’s lust.
Breaking the curse requires Opal and her hair to foil her uncle’s plan to keep her captive and to decide whether happiness lies in this world or the hereafter.

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