Prepare Your Pitch is a turbo-charged 15-minute telephone session designed to prepare writers for the literary speed-dating and pitch clinics with literary agents and book publishers regularly offered by writers’ conferences, professional associations such as State writers’ centres, or representative bodies such as the Australian Society of Authors.

At professional events like these you get a maximum of three minutes to make an impression. But writers often lose the agent’s or publisher’s interest in the first 30 seconds and don’t even know it.

What’s worse is that the publishing professionals will almost ALWAYS ask to see your material, even if they have zero interest. They are human and do not wish to seem impolite. Plus, you’ve paid good money and probably waited a long time to get in front of them. They feel it’s rude to say no. But they will say no in writing – or by not responding at all. Leaving you disappointed, frustrated, and no wiser as to why.

How it works: Test your pitch

If you prepare properly and iron out the creases in your pitch, you give yourself a much stronger chance of presenting with confidence and generating genuine enthusiasm to see your work from your potential agent or publisher.

Over the phone I will listen to your pitch, tell you my thoughts, and suggest things to refine and consider in preparing for your  speed-date. These will be similar thoughts – positive and negative – that agents and publishers will be thinking during the pitch event you’re planning to attend. I will share my reservations, my questions, as well as my thoughts on what’s exciting and different about your work.

Crucially, I will also make suggestions as to what might be missing from your pitch that could make the difference between attracting polite attention and getting a book deal.

If you prepare properly and iron out the creases in your pitch, you give yourself a much stronger chance of presenting with confidence and generating genuine enthusiasm to see your work from your potential agent or publisher.

How to book this service

Price: $47

  1. Pay using the PayPal.me button below or email me for electronic funds transfer details
  2. Choose a pitch date and time using the Calendly scheduler below
  3. I’ll call you at the appointed time – and then it’s time to pitch!
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