One of the most helpful sessions I attended at The San Francisco Writers Conference was on how to create a platform for yourself. When I went into the session I thought the speakers were going to discuss social media, but I was wrong. Their focus was on selling yourself and your story.
The moderators did a lot of show and tell of specific situations where an agent or editor might come up to you and ask about your book. Most people fumbled and bumbled their way through the exercise without really pitching their story. The key word here being PITCH.
They told us your pitch should not be a quickly given query, or a lengthy diatribe about your personal history. It should be one to two sentences which encapsulates your story.
I know what you’re thinking.
How the heck do I sum up a 65, 75 or…
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