Pitch Wars Webinars: The First 10 Pages Intensive
Apr07

Pitch Wars Webinars: The First 10 Pages Intensive

WEBINARS The Pitch Wars team is thrilled to be launching our new webinar series! 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. ALL SESSIONS WILL BE RECORDED, so if you can’t make the exact day, you will have access to the webinar after the event. The First 10 Pages Intensive . . . Join us for a two-part intensive workshop focused on the first ten pages of your MS. The first ten pages are the window into the world of your novel. If readers (and agents and editors) take a peek inside and don’t see all the elements of a compelling vacation spot, they’ll find another destination. Heather Cashman will break down those first ten pages and examine the components necessary to not only make readers finish those ten pages but be excited to reach THE END. (Not suitable for picture books.) Be ready to analyze, break-down, and rebuild your words. Heather is also hoping to do some live edits on willing participants. The Details . . . Session 1: Tuesday, May 9, 8:30 pm – 10pm ET Session 2: Tuesday, May 16 , 8:30 pm – 10pm ET Cost: $45 to attend the webinar Please note: There is a 50 person limit for the webinar Critique: For $50, Heather is offering a query and first ten page critique.   About Heather Cashman . . . Twitter | Blog | Instagram With a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, Heather’s lab reports always lacked the fantastical elements her imagination craved. Hypotheses turned into taglines and novels that range from Epic Fantasy to Contemporary, Speculative Fiction. Heather’s love of literature and writing developed into a publishing industry career when she became Assistant to Author Brenda Drake and then Managing Director of Pitch Wars, #PitMad, and Pitch Madness. She’s also an agent intern, a member of SCBWI, and was previously an Editor/Ambassador for Cornerstones Literary Consultancy US/UK. Soon, she’ll be able to officially announce her latest endeavor as Head of Acquisitions for a small publisher. See Reviews from some of Heather’s clients at the bottom of the page . . .     Reviews from some of Heather’s clients . . . “Heather is a writer’s dream editor: clear, thorough, and insightful. She...

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Trusting Tanner by Lexi Lawton . . . Cover Reveal & Giveaway!
Apr06

Trusting Tanner by Lexi Lawton . . . Cover Reveal & Giveaway!

TRUSTING TANNER Release date: May 8, 2017 To win her trust, he’ll have to surrender his heart.       Trusting Tanner is a sexy new adult romance coming May 8th from Entangled Embrace. Check out the cover! About Trusting Tanner (The Collins Brothers #1) . . . Tanner Collins is the embodiment of perfection—tall, dark, sinfully sexy—and completely out of Juliana Shea’s league. Knowing she’d never survive a repeat of her last disastrous relationship, she parks Tanner firmly in the friend zone. But man, he’s hard to resist. Juliana is exactly what Tanner wants, and he’s determined to win her over with his kindness and humor… But one night—a night he can’t even remember—threatens to take it all away. With the flick of a “send” button, their hope for a future together is shattered. But Tanner isn’t the type to give up on what he wants—and he wants Juliana.   About Lexi Lawton . . . Website | Twitter | Facebook | Newsletter Born and raised in Central New York, Lexi Lawton is an only child who found companionship in books. When she was old enough to put pen to paper, she began writing her own stories of love, suspense, and heartbreak. She hasn’t stopped since. Represented by Dawn Dowdle of Blue Ridge Literary Agency, Lexi is actively pursuing her dreams of publication. Today, Lexi lives in Michigan with her husband, four kids, three pit bulls, and two cats. When she’s not writing, she enjoys going to the gym, spending time with her family and friends, and obsessively listening to anything by Luke Bryan. a Rafflecopter giveaway...

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Enter to win 45 + YA Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels and More!
Apr04

Enter to win 45 + YA Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels and More!

  Today, I have a fun surprise that I’d like to share with you. I’ve teamed up with more than 45 fantastic young adult science fiction & fantasy authors to give away a huge collection of novels to 2 lucky winners, PLUS a Kindle Fire to the Grand Prize winner! You can win my novel GUARDIAN OF SECRETS,  plus books from authors like Pitch Wars mentors, Pintip Dunn and Tobie Easton. Enter the giveaway by clicking here: bit.ly/ya-scifi-fantasy Good luck, and...

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Writers for Hope Auction
Apr03

Writers for Hope Auction

Writers for Hope Bid on query critiques, page critiques, and all kinds of writerly things to benefit RAINN on the Writers for Hope Auction website. Important things to know about this event: Through this fundraiser you can bid on writing work critiques, consultation calls, signed books, signed CDs and book-related accessories and experiences. 100% of the money raised by this event goes directly to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), the United States’ largest anti-sexual assault organization.  Every single-donor auction item has a starting bid of $10 – the amount of money it costs RAINN to help one survivor through the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE).  Want to support a great cause? Do so HERE any time! This event began in 2014 and is held every April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Each year, members of the publishing world – editors, agents, and published and/or agented authors contribute their time and resources to raise money to combat sexual assault. Donations include work critiques (ranging from queries to FULL manuscripts), consultation calls or Skype sessions, and signed books. 100% of the money raised by this event goes directly to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), the United States’ largest anti-sexual assault organization.  A NOTE FROM YOUR AUCTIONEER: Current figures suggest that 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men will become a victim of sexual assault in their lifetime. In March of 2010, I became one of the 1s in 6. While still not a day goes by without me thinking about that horrible morning, at least in passing, I am very happy to say that when these dark thoughts come up, they are chased by countless bright ones. In the days, months and years that have followed, I have consistently been reminded that the good outweighs the bad in the world – and by a pretty impressive margin.  Over the past two years, I have been fortunate enough to see this good in action. The response to the six fundraisers I’ve done has been overwhelming – we’ve raised over $35,000, ensuring that over 3500 survivors have access to the help they need. Equally stunning is the number of people who frequently ask me when the next one will be. Who seek me out so that they can give of their time, resources, and hearts. Thanks to the never ending support that I have received from all of you, I am happy to announce that the next fundraiser will be the 4th Annual Writers for Hope Auction on April 3, 2017!  I’ll be posting updates here, on my RAINNmaker fundraising page, and on Twitter- check out @KF_Johnson or #WritersForHope.  In the...

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