Have questions about submitting to Pitch Wars or just want to know what it is? Start here!


Pitch Wars Webinars: Avoiding the “Saggy Middle” with Editor Ashley Hearn

Tuesday, 16 January 2018  |  Posted by Brenda Drake


Pitch Wars Webinars presents . . .

Avoiding the “Saggy Middle” with Editor Ashley Hearn

Middles are the meat of your novel, but for many writers, wading through it is like slogging through the Swamp of Sadness. This webinar is perfect for anyone—pantsers and plotters alike—who has struggled with crafting a tightly-paced middle.

Using beat sheets and examples from popular books and cinema, Ashley will show you how to avoid the “saggy middle” by plotting your story in 4 acts, as opposed to the traditional “3 Act” structure.

All participants will be invited to submit to Page Street Publishing with personalized responses guaranteed!

The Details…

When: Tuesday, February 20

Time: 8:30 pm ET 

Cost: $25

Please note: Registration is limited to the first 50 participants.


If you would like to purchase the recording for this webinar, please GO HERE and purchase the recording. It will be sent to all attendees and anyone who has purchased the recording within one week of the live webinar.

About Ashley Hearn…

Ashley Hearn is a Young Adult author and an Associate YA Editor at Page Street Publishing. Prior to Page Street, she worked as a sports producer and an Editorial Assistant at Entangled Publishing. She is drawn to high concept stories with a unique twist and an unforgettable voice, and she has a special affinity for stories that offer a strong sense of place and time. Currently, she’s on the lookout for inclusive stories and diverse voices in all YA genres.

Website | Twitter | Instagram

About Pitch Wars Webinars . . .

The Pitch Wars webinar series was developed to help writers at every stage of their careers. Mentors and industry experts will host webinars focused on pitching, publishing, developing craft, and more.

Pitch Wars is a contest where published/agented authors, editors, or industry interns choose one writer each, read their entire manuscript, and offer suggestions to shine it up for agents. The mentors work with their mentees for two months before an agent round. Learn more.

Filed: Webinars

Comments are closed.
We're thrilled at the different ways those in our Pitch Wars community are giving back—and we encourage them to do so. However, please keep in mind that Pitch Wars is not affiliated with any of these various contests, promotions, etc., including those of our mentors and mentees. Promoting any such opportunities via our social media channels doesn't imply endorsement or affiliation. We encourage you to do your research before participating.

Pitch Wars takes a stand. ANTI-BULLYING. Click here to review our policy

Pitch Wars 2021

Blog Archives

Blog Categories

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.