How Do You Know if Your Pitch is Any Good?
How Do You Know if Your Pitch is Any Good? Get Feedback From a Real Literary Agent
Many of you know I speak to lots of writers all over the world. One of the things writers talk about is not knowing why their novel was rejected.
”Why me? Why did this happen to me?”
The problem is a lot of the feedback you get from an agent is cookie-cutter. It’s the same letter from every single agent. “Not for me. Thanks, but don’t worry. My opinion is subjective.”Those are pretty frequently-seen terms in a rejection letter from an agent.
So, how do you know which part of your submission is the part that’s not working?
Is it the actual manuscript? Your query? The synopsis? Something else? There’s never been a real way to know- until now.
What we’ve been doing over in the Writing Gym, since our in-person retreats have been postponed due to the Coronavirus, are amazing online experiences and we’re hosing a three-day retreat.
We get together on Zoom, and the online experience is as intimate, fun, and amazing as our in-person experiences have been (minus the amazing food that we usually have when we’re at manor houses).
There are opportunities for you to meet with agents in person and to pitch your idea. Not only could you potentially get representation, but more importantly you could get feedback on that pitch.
Imagine getting personalized feedback from someone who’s an actual literary agent in the field. That’s one of the many perks that we’ve got.
We’ve got writing salons and craft intensives. In the past, we’ve had New York Times Bestselling Author Kel Kade to speak with us about how she got published with a 6-figure advance, and what it’s like to work with a publishing house.
Writing Gym Members and Writing Gym Alumni are prioritized for registration, and if slots are left, we will open it up to the general public.
Be on the lookout for our next retreat! If you’re interested in becoming a Writing Gym member, let’s chat.
In the meanwhile, check out our upcoming events here.
But if you can’t wait any longer and you’re itching to write, enrollment is currently open for salon!
What is salon? Salon is a group writing experience that gives feedback based on neuroscience and designed to optimize your creativity. It is a powerful brain-based experience for writers at all levels in all genres. To sign up for the October 20, 2020 salon, click here.