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More Pitch Wars Behind the Scenes Truth*

I’ve shared some stunning truths thus far, but today…today we look into the deepest of the Pitch Wars behind the scenes secrets. I’ve talked about cliques. I’ve talked about bands of romance writing assassins. But today I want to talk to you about something else. Because seriously, how long can a guy beat the same...

A Behind the Scenes Look At Pitch Wars*

Somebody suggested that my posts lately have been a little serious. Which immediately led me to the realization that I need to fix that. So I hereby certify  that this post is 100% useful information free. So if you’re here expecting to get some sort of life or writing lesson…perhaps you should move along. The...

Is This Any Good?

Is this any good? Everybody says they want feedback, but really, deep down in that place we don’t talk about, that’s what we really want to know, right? Is this any good? Can I write, or am I wasting my time? And then there’s that question’s insidious cousin. Am *I* any good? Let me say...

What to Do If You Don’t Get Selected for Pitch Wars

I’ve got some bad news for you, Pitch Wars hopefuls. Most of you aren’t getting in. No offense intended…it’s just a numbers thing. Dan and I received 141 entries. We get to choose one. You don’t have to be a math whiz to figure out your odds. Overall less than 10% of entrants will get in. So...

10 Things About Pitch Wars You May Not Know

I know some things. I’ve been on both sides of this. All three sides. I’ve been an entrant who got no requests. I’ve been an entrant who got in. Now I’m a mentor. So…you know…perspective. Certainly I’m not the only one who’s been in all three spots. But it’s just a few of us. So...

Answer to Random PW Questions

I put out a call for Pitch Wars questions tonight. In this post, I’ll answer some of them. These are off the top of my head answers, not at all researched, and not at all definitive. In almost all cases, you’ll find a better answer somewhere else. But these are mine. I wouldn’t mind hearing...

How to Find a Critique Partner (CP)

Someone the other day told me that we all tout the importance of Critique Partners (CPs) (Which we do. We all do.) Then asked how you find them. And while I don’t really have the time to write a huge long post about it, I wanted to get something out now, because the time is...

Pitch Wars Update

That was fun. Dan and I have finished going through our inbox, and are discussing submissions. We got a lot. We will post how many, and give some other statistics in the near future. I’m not posting it now, because we like to analyze data and put it into useful formats. That’s just the kind...

Four Questions with Adult SFF Mentors Part 5

We asked a bunch of SF/F mentors some random SF/F type questions.  This isn’t a list of all the SF/F mentors, so if you’re looking for who to submit to, please do your homework. This is just for fun. Please don’t use it as a substitute for looking at their wishlists, which are linked to...

Pitch Wars Questions and Answers Part 3

Hello! This is probably the last one of these I’m going to do. If you missed part 1 and part 2, check them out. Would you turn down a Pitch Wars entry because it’s too good? I would turn down an entry if I didn’t think I could help it. One possible reason is because it’s...

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I am a Soldier and a Science Fiction writer. Usually I write about Soldiers. Go figure. I'm represented by Lisa Rodgers of JABberwocky Literary Agency. If you love my blog and want to turn it into a blockbuster movie featuring Chris Hemsworth as me, you should definitely contact her.

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