When an agent or editor asks you what your story is about, do you automatically come up with a genius pitch? Will your pitch grab the agent's attention right away? Or do you fumble your words and that person makes a quick getaway before you actually get to the gist of your story? I know. I know, it's easier said than done. It’s hard to summarize your entire story into a few words. But maybe this post, “One Simple Way to Sharpen Your Pitch,” written by Zachary Petit on The Writer’s Digest blog will help. It’s never too late to start practicing that pitch for when you’re at a conference and come face to face with editors and agents.
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"When pitching a cross-genre work to an agent or editor, increase your chances of success by aligning it with the one genre that's at the heart of your story--or the audience most interested in it." -- Writing Tip from Writer's Digest Weekly Planner