Saturday, January 26, 2008

Pitch Advice

Some of you know that I have a pitch scheduled in March with a Harlequin editor and an agent. I've been trying to come up with something constructive that doesn't make me sound like a complete idiot. A friend mentioned on eHQ that she was watching a DVD she ordered by Michael Hauge. I had no idea who he was. I found an incredible interview though where he talks about pitching. His book is How to Sell Your Story in 60 Seconds.

Interview at Writer Unboxed. It's a very interesting three part series.

5 comments:

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oooh. Interesting interview! Thanks for the link. :)

Chicki said...

Nothing scares me more than the idea of pitching in person. I like hiding behind an e-mail or a snail-mail envelope. You're going to have to help me with that...

Chelle Sandell said...

I actually feel more confident after reading his interview. I'll only have 8 minutes for each pitch so the main thing is the hook.

But, you bet...I'll help any way I can.

Patricia W. said...

I've heard good things about Michael Hauge's screenwriting course, that from novelists who swear by his approach.

I'm kind of like Chicki. I'd need to psyche myself up for a live pitch.

Chelle Sandell said...

It's making my stomach hurt thinking about it because one thing they say is to be professional. Try not to be nervous...HA! Ok...

But I only have 8 minutes for each pitch. I think I've decided to concentrate on a new ms I'm trying. It's a paranormal so I'm a little worried I'm wasting their time. I don't know what I'm doing...don't really read them. Oh well.