Welcome to the Pitch Wars wishlist of Ian Barnes. This year I’m mentoring Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy. If you’re not writing something with swords, lasers, or magic (or magical laser-swords), sorry, your mentor is in another castle. If you’re here, you have excellent taste in randomly clicking on blog hop names. Unless you sought … Continue reading Pitch Wars 2019 Wishlist
It's Pitch Wars eve! Soon 112 (ish) writers will be cheering. Sadly, that means 3344 will be summoning demons to exact vengeance upon the mentors who couldn't choose them. For the former, congrats! For the latter, remember the salt circle. That's the key to a good summoning. Also, that choice of couldn't above was deliberate. … Continue reading A #PitchWars Inbox Breakdown Part III: Beating An Undead Horse
Yesterday I wrote a post detailing my process for sifting through the slush in my #PitchWars inbox. It focused on many of the common mistakes I saw that put me off an entry. Today, I'm flipping the script and want to gush about some of the elements of entries that made me sit up and … Continue reading A #PitchWars Inbox Breakdown Part II: Now With Extra Screaming
The Pitch Wars submission window has come and gone! Now, two things occur: Hopefuls attempt to summon requests through sheer force of will, and mentors read. Forever. (Seriously, so much reading. SO MUCH!) 3456 writers lobbed their words into the void. Of those, 1402 are adult. Of those, 267 sent their word-babies to Laura and … Continue reading A #PitchWars Inbox Breakdown: Thoughts and Infinite Screaming
Welcome to the Pitch Wars wishlist of Ian Barnes and Laura Lashley. If you’re here, you have excellent taste in randomly clicking on blog hop names. Unless you sought us out on purpose, in which case, you are a being of exquisite refinement and grace who is clearly going places. Like this wishlist. Before we … Continue reading Pitch Wars 2018 Wishlist
As the great beast that is Pitch Wars stirs to life and prepares to storm the gates of publishing once again, hey, it’s time to write a query. No, you can’t skip this part. Yes, it’s important. No, I won’t do it for you. What I will do is provide you with a few helpful … Continue reading Let’s Summon Demons (Because That’s Easier than Query Writing)
Hey, folks. I bet you’re here because you’re trawling the depths of the internet for any scraps of advice about Pitch Wars. Good news! You’ve hit rock bottom (and possibly found some nuggets of wisdom. Or maybe that’s an ancient Hyperborean toilet). If you don’t know what Pitch Wars is, I’ve gotta wonder why … Continue reading What To Expect When You’re Expecting (To Enter #PitchWars)
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