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Being a Self-Publishing Virgin is Scary

For the past several years I’ve submitted queries (although not nearly often enough), and pitched my novels at conferences, with no success. Okay, I lied at least a couple of times in that first sentence. In 2002, I participated in … Continue reading

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Deciding Who to Pitch To at a Writing Conference

It’s almost time for the annual Writers’ League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference in Austin (June 27 through the 29th this year). I’ve signed up have a 10-minute consultation with three of the agents who will be attending. All … Continue reading

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Evolution of the If a Butterfly Pitch: Life Cycle Two (2012)

Here’s the final pitch I used for the 2012 WLT Conference again. The mainstream novel, If a Butterfly, is like Six Degrees of Separation from Kevin Bacon — but with a butterfly; and it has sex in space, kidnapped butterflies, … Continue reading

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Evolution of the If a Butterfly Pitch: Life Cycle One (2011)

In the previous post, I showed you the pitch I used for my novel, If a Butterfly, at the 2012 Writers’ League of Texas’ Agents and Editors Conference. This post and the next one are to show how it evolved. … Continue reading

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The Final Pitch for If a Butterfly

My previous post was about starting to split a very long novel into two parts. I started working on that a few days ago, and it’s going well. There will be a few posts about that process over the next … Continue reading

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Pitching a Novel

During the past two years, because I thought my novel, If a Butterfly, was nearing completion, I started writing (and practicing) pitches for it. I wanted to be ready to present it to agents at the 2011 Writers’ League of … Continue reading

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