Kelly Maher


Down and dirty pitching

Alter ego is back from Book Expo America, and later today I’ll finally be posting my round up of RT 2014, along with announcing the winners of the giveaways. In cleaning off my desk to help clear my mind, and provide space for the many books alter ego came home with, I came across a post-it note titled “Pitch points” and included the following items:

  1. Premise
  2. Character conflict
  3. Ready to turn it into a lightly linked trilogy

Now, this was specifically for a novella I pitched to an agent at RT, but I think this is a good list for any project you’re pitching. The third point is obviously dependent on your project, but you should be ready to answer if you see this expanding into a series or not, especially if you’re writing genre fiction.

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