And how are my intrepid readers doing today? If you've stumbled across this post, it's more than likely that you've got a pitch that needs some polishing. As Pitch Madness is just around the corner it's time for you to polish your pitch to the highest standards possible. That's why I'm offering my gut reaction to pitches that you post here. I'm part of The Red Team this year, and I'll be looking for specific, unique, concise pitches.
So, feel free to put your pitch here and I'll give you my gut reaction to what you've got. Be warned - 100% honesty is going on here, so if you're looking for someone just to boost your ego, then you might be best looking elsewhere. That's not to say if I love it I won't tell you (I certainly will!) but my aim is to tell you whether it works for me or not and why/why not. And to help you on your way, check out my post on the dos and don't in pitching: http://yabookcase.blogspot.com/2015/02/three-dos-and-donts-in-pitching.html
So go on, give it a go...
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Have You Got What It Takes?
Fiona McLaren is a displaced Scot living on the sunny island of Cyprus. She's an author, scriptwriter, and editor. She works alongside Cornerstones Literary Consultancy U.S., and also takes on freelance editorial work. The most important things in her life are her boys, her family, and her partner...and lots and lots of books! She's represented by the wonderful literary agent Maura Kye-Casella at Don Congdon Associates.