A Pitch Wars Success Story with Lynn Vroman and her mentor Judi Lauren
Nov14

A Pitch Wars Success Story with Lynn Vroman and her mentor Judi Lauren

Our favorite part of hosting pitch contests is being a part of a writer’s successes. Today we celebrate Lynn Vroman and her Pitch Wars mentor Judi Lauren! Lynn recently signed with MacKenzie Fraser-Bub of Fraser-Bub Literary, and we couldn’t be happier for yer. So please join me in congratulating Lynn and Judi as they share with us their awesome Pitch Wars success story. Lynn, what made you decide to send a Pitch Wars application to Judi? Her bio, definitely! Judi was actually my first choice because I felt what she was looking for fit the description of my manuscript. There were issues I was concerned about with my hero, and from her experience, I thought she’d be a perfect match to help me. And no surprise, she was! Judi, what about Lynn’s application made you choose her? Lynn became one of my unofficial mentees because she was really *too* ready for Pitch Wars. It really is a thing! Her book was heartfelt and amazing and I fell in love with both the hero and heroine, but I knew she could do the revisions I was thinking of in just a few weeks. I didn’t want to hold her back for roughly two and a half months when she didn’t need all that time. I was actually a little bummed to realize that because I was so drawn to her voice in that book! It was one of the most engaging first chapters I saw in my Pitch Wars inbox. Lynn, tell us about the revision period for Pitch Wars? Judi has been so amazing and supportive! She agreed with what I was initially concerned about and gave a quick edit letter with great suggestions on how to fix everything. I worked every spare moment on re-writes and after a couple weeks sent the ms back to Judi, who turned over some line edits a week later. It was a great experience working with her! Judi, tell us about your experience with mentoring Lynn. Lynn has been incredible to work with! She was so open to suggestion and ready to work. She went through the big-ish edits in just a handful of weeks! Then I took about a week to do some small scale line edits with her (because she really was almost ready!) And then I sent her back out into the world of querying. I had a gut feeling that she was an awesome person, and working with her over these past couple of months has been so much fun! Lynn, after Pitch Wars you signed with MacKenzie Fraser-Bub of Fraser-Bub Literary, tell us about “The Call.” Can you tell us the details about the offer: How long...

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