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How To Pitch Your Book To An Agent In 90-Seconds

How To Pitch Your Book To An Agent In 90-Seconds

“You aren’t a good writer until you can wallpaper your room with rejection letters.”
Freelance journalist, Michelle Morra.

I know from personal experience how nerve-racking it was to have a literary agent read my pitch for my YA novel. But the thought of telling an agent my 90-second pitch makes my mouth tastes like sandpaper and my palms sweat. Never mind opening my mouth and hoping I don’t trip over my tongue. Well that’s precisely what Marcy Kennedy and Lisa Wilson from Girls with Pens endured at the Writer’s Digest Conference in San Francisco a few weeks ago. Continue reading “How To Pitch Your Book To An Agent In 90-Seconds” »

Is Writing A Waste Of Time?

Is Writing A Waste Of Time?

“Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.”
Benjamin Franklin

I was encouraged the other day after reading about Kathryn Stockett’s journey on what it took for her to get her first book published. The Help

After a year and half of polishing her gem, she announced to all who would listen that the book was done. Then she mailed it off to an agent.

Six weeks later, she received a rejection letter. Thrilled, she got right back to editing and a few months later sent it off to a few more agents. More rejection letters arrived. Fifteen in all. Continue reading “Is Writing A Waste Of Time?” »