Get Ready for the Celebration LIVE Show
Aug01

Get Ready for the Celebration LIVE Show

Originally, we had a live show scheduled for tonight in addition to the one tomorrow, but we decided to make our celebration show even bigger and better than before. Instead of one tonight, there will be TWO tomorrow. So join us tomorrow night for the last LIVE show featuring back-to-back segments with more mentors than ever before! The show starts at 7 p.m. EDT and another segment will follow at 8 p.m. with another group of mentors, including the amazing Brenda Drake herself! Join us for this amazing two-parter. We’ll be answering your last minute questions, talking about the slush, and playing fun author games. And if you missed any of the other amazing Pitch Wars LIVE shows, catch them all here on this Youtube...

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Pitch Wars: Know Your Writing Terms by Jamie Stewart
Aug01

Pitch Wars: Know Your Writing Terms by Jamie Stewart

  Jamie Stewart was locked inside a little nutmeg jar until this morning. After she got out she composed a musical played solely on the triangle. She performed 36 consecutive sold out shows across the country. She can name all eleven bones in the human body. You can find out more about Jamie on her website: https://xojamiestewart.wordpress.com Twitter: @xoJamieStewart     Pitch Wars: Know Your Writing Terms by Jamie Stewart Confused about a term a mentor or fellow Pitch Warrior said? Check out our list for the answer! If this is your first time in Pitch Wars and you’re totally lost, have no fear! I’m here today to decode some of our most popular writing lingo and help you navigate your way through the contest (and all your future writing endeavors!) When I first learned about Pitch Wars from a friend of mine, I was super excited to get involved. I had a finished manuscript. I’d done some serious writing before. And I wanted to be published. Big time. So I jumped in. What I quickly learned was how strong this community of writers is. I wasn’t even nervous; Pitch Wars welcomed me with open arms. But, while I watched the live chats and parsed the mentor blogs, I came across some things that confused me. If you’re at all like me and at least one writing term so far has had you scratching your head, take a look at my list. I’ve compiled and defined a boatload of jargon to help you get involved in the conversation. Here are some of our most common (and most questioned) terms: HEA (Stands for: Happily Ever After) In Romance, most stories end with two characters riding off into the metaphorical sunset with each other. HFN (Stands for: Happily For Now/Happy For Now) When Romance stories do not end in sunshine and rainbows, the two main characters have to at least be content for the time being. CP (Stands for: Critique Partner(s)) These are the people who rip your story apart to give you feedback on it (and we absolutely love them for it!). MS/MSS (Stands for: Manuscript) This is your story. Your book. The collection of words on pages you eventually want to see bound together and in readers’ hands. MC (Stands for: Main Character) Harry Potter. Katniss Everdeen. Tris Prior. Who your story is about. WC (Stands for: Word Count) This is literally how many words (from Once upon a time to The end) are in your manuscript. ARC (Stands for: Advanced Reader’s Copy) Before a book hits stores, sometimes authors and publishers will print early promotional copies to give...

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