Pitch Wars LIVE #4: Young Adult Mentors
Jul20

Pitch Wars LIVE #4: Young Adult Mentors

WHOOHOO! Pitch Wars LIVE just had an amazing conversation tonight with our second round of Young Adult mentors. We talked queries and prologues and even “unlikeable female main characters.” Didn’t get to catch it live? Check out the recorded episode below. Be sure to reference the schedule for upcoming shows in your manuscript’s age category. All episodes can be found on a playlist on the Pitch Wars Youtube Page here. And join us tomorrow for the second round of Middle Grade mentors!...

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Pitch Wars Webinars: Secrets of Writing a Good Retelling
Jul20

Pitch Wars Webinars: Secrets of Writing a Good Retelling

WEBINARS Pitch Wars Webinars Presents… Secrets of Writing a Good Retelling Reworking a fairy tale is one thing—but what about reworking classic works of literature from the greatest writers of our time (like, say, Shakespeare or Jane Austen)? Everyone knows that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but how do you find the balance between creating something that is wholly your own, while also keeping true to the original’s spirit? In this workshop, learn how to create a high concept story angle for your retelling, deal with the pressure of expectation while somehow keeping the story unpredictable, and above all, finding the balance between your inner fangirl/boy and the professional writer. The Details . . . Date: Wednesday, August 16 Time: 8:30 pm ET Cost: $20 to attend the workshop Instructions: Register using the form below and upload your receipt. Please note: There is a 50 person limit for the webinar About McKelle George . . . Twitter | Website  McKelle George is a reader, writer of clumsy rebels, perpetual doodler, and associate librarian at the best library in the world. She mentors with Salt Lake Teen Writes and plays judge for the Poetry Out Loud teen competitions (but has no poetic talent herself). Her debut young adult novel Speak Easy, Speak Love comes out from Greenwillow/HarperCollins in 2017, and she currently lives in Salt Lake City with an enormous white german shepherd and way, way too many books. About Kate Watson . . . Twitter | Website  Kate Watson is a young adult writer, wife, mother of two, and the tenth of thirteen children. Originally from Canada, she attended college in the States and holds a BA in Philosophy from Brigham Young University. A lover of travel, speaking in accents, and experiencing new cultures, she has studied in Israel and lived in Brazil, the American South, and now calls Arizona home. Her first novel, SEEKING MANSFIELD, debuts in Spring 2017, with the companion novel to follow in 2018. She is also a contributor to Eric Smith’s Welcome Home adoption anthology coming in 2017.  [vfb id=24] (You don’t need a Paypal account to donate. Just go to the bottom and you can use a credit card.) 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...

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