In the publishing world, an "elevator pitch" is a one-sentence (under one minute) pitch an author gives an agent, editor, or reader in order to prompt interest in a manuscript or book.
I've heard a lot of these over the years, and I help authors write (or revise) them in conference settings.… Read the post
By Laura Drake
You all know me (Ms. 413 Rejections) so I’ll spare you the story. Just know that I have pitched a LOT in my life, and I’m here, fresh from teaching a Pitching class, smack in the middle of conference season, to give you some tips for pitching that will make your pitch so shiny the agents will be digging in their purses for sunglasses.… Read the post
-by Fae Rowen
The RWA 2012 National Conference, for me, was a perfect example of Right Time, Right Place.
First, I have to shout CONGRATULATIONS, TESSA DARE, ON YOUR RITA! Tessa won the RITA for Best Regency Historical with A Night to Surrender.… Read the post
by Fae Rowen
My first RWA National Conference was the last time it was held in Anaheim. It was a long time ago, maybe 1997.
I had just joined OCC and RWA in February of the same year. I'd finished two books--a fantasy medieval and a futuristic romance.… Read the post
by Laura Drake
It's conference season! This is the first in our new series, where we will each focus on a different aspect of attending conferences, based on our own strengths/preferences.
I’m probably the biggest ‘conference virgin’ of the group, having attended exactly one.… Read the post