Who We Are We’ve been writer friends for a few years now and we have very similar opinions regarding the books we read, both published and unpublished. We’ve worked well together on numerous writing projects in the past and look forward to bringing our teamwork and work ethic into a relationship with a mentee. To … Continue reading #TEAMVENOM PITCH WARS 2018 WISHLIST
#TeamVenom is back with synopsis tips! If you missed out and have no idea who Team Venom is, who we are, and what is the meaning of life and queries, peep back to our last post. This year's Pitch Wars submission requires a synopsis, along with a query letter. Writing one for the first time … Continue reading #TeamVenom Synopsis Tips
SURPRISE! This blog post contains the dual-voices of Pitch Wars Co-Mentors #Team Venom (aka Kim and Francesca)! Welcome to the first of our #TeamVenom series, a weekly co-post dedicated to helping Pitch Wars hopefuls and querying writers in their search for mentorship and representation. In the upcoming weeks, we will be sharing our best tips … Continue reading #TeamVenom Query Tips
Developing an effective query letter is a necessary skill in the publishing world, but that doesn't mean we all feel like we're good at it. I am here to tell you that for me, writing a query letter is more difficult than writing the actual book. Me: How can I possibly sum up everything that … Continue reading Tackling a Multi-POV Query Letter
Dear Time, Why do you leave without saying goodbye? I wait for you to come, for you to pass, our fingertips brushing against each other in the narrow hallway of life. But when I blink, you're gone, and I can't get you back. When I was a child, waiting for you seemed like forever. Christmas … Continue reading A Letter to Time
I'm going to be blunt. The past few months have been the hardest, most stressful time of my entire life. First, you should know that stress and I are long-time rivals. I have two soon-to-be-seven-and-five-year-olds. Stress comes with the dual-child package. Let me clarify that I do not claim my journey to representation as more difficult than anyone … Continue reading How I Got My Agent… and Survived
I still feel like I am in the beginning of my favorite Queen song. Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? In all seriousness, someone pinch me (but not too hard), because I must be dreaming. Not only did I get chosen for Pitch Wars, but I am also lucky enough to have … Continue reading I am a Pitch Wars Mentee!
Oh boy. I've done it. I've officially decided to enter Pitch Wars, which then made me decide to create a blog, which then made me decide to perform the pimpage of the bio. Breathe. We will get through this together. (I have no professional headshots, so here is an amazing Snapchat filtered version of myself.) … Continue reading #PitchWars 2017 – Pimp My Bio