Author Joan Gelfand talks about how writing poetry helps her prose and how her prose helps her poetry, reminding writers to feel the music even in their fiction work.
Poet and author Doris Washington offers tips on how to pull off a great reading of your poetry. If you are considering a reading you should check out her great suggestions.
Author and poet Joe Kerschbaum shares his perspective on the many ways poetry can be relevant in our lives and why he's so drawn to it.
The first challenge that writers and authors need to understand before pitching to an agent is that the book industry is more competitive now than it ever has been. Literary agent, Steve Hutson, advises on some things that every writer or author should know before trying to pitch a book to a literary agent. In order to have a successful pitch, it's important to be prepared, be ready to work, and be able to put your best foot forward every time.
Here’s a 30-second pitch you’ll want to embrace. Author and professional communication coach Steve Piacente offer tips and techniques on how to create a quick, memorable pitch, and how to deliver it with the most impact.
Interested in scriptwriting? Have a book idea you think Hollywood would love? Shoreline Entertainment CEO, Morris Ruskin, shares his thoughts on being creative when getting a prouder to listen to your story idea. Start by creating a short film. They help producers see your style and story in a different way than the traditional script review or idea pitch.
Chuck Sambuchino, freelance editor and author of "Guide to Literary Agents" Blog talks about how to pitch agents effectively, including the importance of practice and timing.
Gordon Warnock, literary agent and founding partner at Foreword Literary, explains what makes a great pitch.
Jared and Julia Drake, of Julia Drake Public Relations, give tips on pitching a book for film adaptation by explaining how to take the guess work out of your story.
Author and editor Robert Yehling talks about pitching an agent. As an author who has worked with many agents in his career, Yehling gives some insight on what works best.
If you've never pitched your book to an agent, it's important to understand the proper way to do so. Getting advice from someone like Megan Close, Associate Agent of Keller Media, is the best place to start.
Morris Ruskin, CEO of Shoreline Entertainment, offers thoughts on how to get someone in Hollywood to listen to you, to hear your story idea. He suggests highlighting how it benefits the production company to make the movie and bringing resources to bear.