Pitch Wars Team Interviews: Alison Brown with mentor Sarah Nicolas & Allison Dillon with mentor Nikki Roberti

Our mentors are editing, our mentees are revising, and we hope you’re making progress on your own manuscript! While we’re all working toward the Agent Showcase on November 1st-7th, we hope you’ll take a moment during your writing breaks and get to know our 2017 Pitch Wars Teams.

And now, we have . . […]

Day 2 (Part 2): Pitch Wars Query and First Page Workshop with Mentors Nikki Roberti and Jami Nord

Welcome to our Query and 1st Page Workshop with some of our amazing Pitch Wars mentors. From a Rafflecopter lottery drawing, we selected writers to participate in our query and first page workshops. Each mentor has graciously critiqued a query or 500 word opening from our lucky winners. We’ll be posting four critiques per […]

Pitch Wars Team Interview with Nikki Roberti and Katie O'Shea

 

Our mentors are editing, our mentees are revising, and we hope you’re making progress on your own manuscript! While we’re all working toward the Agent Showcase on November 3rd-9th, we hope you’ll take a moment during your writing breaks and get to know our 2016 Pitch Wars Teams.

And now, we […]

Get to know the Pitch Wars Mentors Mini Interviews . . . No. 19 Young Adult

From June 27th through July 18th, we’ll be posting mini-interviews with most of the Pitch Wars mentors so you can get to know them. Many of the mentors also hang out on twitter. Follow the links to their Twitter accounts and say hello. They’ll be on the #PitchWars hashtag tweeting advice and answering questions.

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VLOG: How To Revise Without Going Crazy

Big revisions can often equal BIG stress. And when you have to make the kind of changes that feel like you’re writing an entirely different book, you may feel like you’re about to crack. With Pitch Wars coming up, it’s important to mentally prepare for the revision of your life! Here are a couple of […]

Vlog: Who Should Apply to Pitch Wars?

This is the first installment on a video blogging series about Pitch Wars. Have any questions you want covered in a future video or just questions in general? Comment below!

Anyone getting excited about Pitch Wars already? Don’t forget to check out the buzz on Twitter with #PitchWars.

Carnations Do Matter by Nikki Roberti

It started when I was 12. My parents moved me to a Christian private school because my brother had issues with a local middle school and had thrived from his own move their two years prior. However, my brother and I were very different people, and while the move was great for him, it […]

To Adverb or Not to Adverb

To Adverb or Not to Adverb with Nikki Roberti

A couple months ago, I put out a call to the online writing community for what they’d want to see covered in a writing vlog since my S.P.E.A.K video drummed up such a fun conversation on Twitter. This tweet from MyTwiceBakedPotato […]

Get Pumped for The Writer’s Voice 2015

We’re so excited to be a part of “The Writer’s Voice” this year! Brenda, Kimberly Chase and I will be joining forces as a coaching team and are so excited to read your manuscripts!

For those who aren’t familiar with “The Writer’s Voice,” it’s is a multi-blog, multi-agent contest hosted by Brenda Drake, Mónica […]

How to Craft a Book Pitch with Nikki Roberti

Whether you’ve been involved in a pitch contest like Pitch Wars and #PitMad, or you’ve been knee deep in the query trenches with your shiny, polished manuscript– you’re familiar with the importance of “the pitch.” It’s something a lot of us writers struggle with after we’ve spent so long writing many words on a […]