Wednesday, February 6, 2013

IWSG: Pitches

I totally forgot until I went to Robin's blog, that it's the first Wednesday of the month *facepalm*. Luckily, I had something in mind to write for the insecure writer's support group hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh.

As you may have guessed from the title, I'm going to talk pitches. The other day I signed up for the Pikes Peak writing conference in April. (If you're going, let me know so we can hang out!) I signed up for a pitch session and after emailing someone from the conference I was told that there was a strong possibility that I'll get the chance to pitch.

I've never done an oral pitch before, and I'm super nervous. I've heard people tell me that it's a conversation, so I should treat it like such, but I have a few questions.

1. Do I memorize my pitch, and how long should it be?
2. What kind of questions should I expect?
3. What's the one thing you wish you had known before you gave your first oral pitch?

Any and all advice would be extremly helpful. Thank you!

Also, here's a little video I found from Brandon Sanderson yesterday on pitches. Enjoy!

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