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New Twitter Pitch Party Coming!

Introducing a NEW twitter pitch contest for writers  – – ADULT PITCH!!! *throws confetti*

What is Adult Pitch (#AdPit)?

    It is a brand new twitter pitch contest open for all authors of Adult or New Adult fiction and nonfiction. –Sorry but no picture books through young adult will be accepted.

    If you’ve ever done #pitmad or #pitchmas and the like, then this is the same thing. In the vein of #pitchsqueak (which is for picture books), #AdPit is for adult works.

New to twitter pitches? Then you are probably asking what the heck is a pitch -
    A twitter pitch constitutes one (1) 140 character tweet on twitter, plus the hashtag #AdPit.
    If possible and it isn’t clear from the pitch it’s self, then add the genre.

    An Example - Min must choose between her fellow humans and the vampires holding her captive even as those she loves dies. #AdPit Horror

Rules:  

■    Only pitch completed and edited manuscripts. If you aren’t ready to send out the whole manuscript right now, then you aren’t ready to pitch it.
■    Only pitch once an hour. This helps ease the congestion on the #hashtag the day of #AdPit.
■    If you are pitching more than one manuscript, stagger it out over the hour. Please don’t dump six different pitches at the top of every hour.
■    Remember to leave the favoriting to the participating agents and editors. If you like someone else’s pitch please either retweet it or @ the author directly.
■    If you receive a favorite from an agent or editor, scroll back through the feed and see what they want to have submitted, or simply follow the submission guidelines on their websites.  

WHEN: October 16th, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. EST (New York time)

If you have questions, you can message me here and I’ll be checking comments on my www.heidinorrod.wordpress.com where there is a duplicate of this post.

Thanks so much!

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vulcanist:

when a really good storyline is ruined by an unnecessary/forced romantic subplot

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Peek-a-boo!

Peek-a-boo!

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Imagination doesn’t just mean making things up. It means thinking things through, solving them, or hoping to do so, and being just distant enough to be able to laugh at things that are normally painful. Head teachers would call this escapism, but they would be entirely wrong. I would call fantasy the most serious, and the most useful, branch of writing there is. And this is why I don’t, and never would, write Real Books.
— Diana Wynne Jones, “Why Don’t You Write Real Books?” (via delirious-bitter-gardens)

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Hehehe… Who knew? Always did like Batman better.

Hehehe… Who knew? Always did like Batman better.

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No! I don’t want play! Go away! I’m sleeping…

No! I don’t want play! Go away! I’m sleeping…

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duttonbooks:

irisblasi:

This is good advice for writers and for basically everyone in the world.

We couldn’t agree more.

duttonbooks:

irisblasi:

This is good advice for writers and for basically everyone in the world.

We couldn’t agree more.

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mcnallykids:

Congratulations to The Day the Crayons Quit- #1 on the Times list! Those crayon protesters have their work cut out for them now.

Oh bless, I am giving a copy of this book to my niece this weekend.

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