Friday, September 3, 2010
Since the Online Muse Conference is coming up, I thought it would be appropriate to do a post on pitching. If you haven't already enrolled for the conference click HERE for more info.
It's an awesome conference put together by the fabulous Lea Schizas. You don't want to miss it!! I can't wait!
Okay, so why must the word PITCH send shivers down our spine? One word.
One ugly, simple word.
So how do you vanish that nervous pang from your gut?
The more you know, the more you'll feel comfortable at pitching. And of course the more you prepare yourself, the more confident you're going to become.
I am not going to lie to you. Those butterflies will still be there. But there's nothing to fear as long as you know you tried your best.
Below are some links to help guide you through pitching. I know, I know, my cps call me the Queen of Links. What can I say? There's a lot of great info out there. I have to share what I find useful. :)
Literary agent, Rachelle Gardner reveals Secrets of a Great pitch HERE
Tips on coming up with a one-sentence hook can be found HERE
As always Camy Tang shares invaluable information on how to get the job done.
Literary agent, Nathan Bransford also shares some awesome tips on one-sentence hooks HERE
Attending a conference soon?
Check out Chuck Sambuchino's blog. Excellent tips on how to pitch at a conference.
Happy pitching and good luck!
Remember, take a deep breath in and give 'em all you got.