Next Meeting

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July 13th- Facts, Rules, and Myths of Book Copyrights (speaker Gary "Dutch" Hinkle)
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Aug 10th- The Writer's Block Myth: Get Past Stuck with the Evidence Journal (speaker Heloise Jones)
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Sept 14th- topic pending (speaker Shana Smith)
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Oct 12th- Navigating the World of Writers Conferences (speaker Diana Lund)
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Nov 9th- topic pending (speaker pending)
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Dec 14- Christmas Party (details to come)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pitching Your Story

An agent steps into the elevator. You smile. You're at a writer's conference. She smiles back.
"What's your book about?" she asks.

You:

a. Freeze, staring zombie like at her until she turns around and flees
b. Mumble a bunch of gibberish. She says she doesn't speak your language.
c. Use the word 'um' and 'well' about 50 times, with a couple other words thrown in for good measure.
d. You tell her, in a matter of 15 seconds, what your story is about and she says, "Could you tell me more over coffee? It sounds really interesting."

Where are you on the above spectrum? Want to get to (d) above? Come practice on Thursday in a guaranteed unique workshop on the Elevator Pitch!

John