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here's some tips and resources!

"but aiden i already have an outline" mi gente, these will even help fine tune what you've already got! (#PitchWars πŸ‘€πŸ‘€πŸ‘€)

the resources:

i've yelled about @JessicaBrody's Udemy course before and im gonna do it again.

why it's great:
- leads your through the 15 beats/steps to a story
- step by step breakdown
- writing exercises!…
why it's great for plotters:
- this bad boy literally breaks everything down into VERY MANAGEABLE steps
- you can make it AS DETAILED AS YOU WANT! (my beat sheet for MAX is 37 pages - PANSTERS, DON'T LOOK AT ME LIKE THAT!!!)
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Hi Friends! Are we getting ready for #PitchWars ? Got that manuscripts all in shape? Almost????

Here's some blog posts on editing to help you get shined and polished!
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because #pitchwars is in the air, here's a threaded list of things I highly recommend doing when you have an agent offer!
1. prep for the call by having a list of questions handy. there many good resources out on the web if you google "what to ask during a literary agent call" and this @WritersParty one is pretty comprehensive…
remember it's better to ask the thornier questions now rather than later. for example, if manuscript turnaround is important to you, ask about it before you enter the partnership. practices definitely change with time, but it's still good to get that initial gauge
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Evergreen tweet: anyone can call themselves an agent. Especially with the #PitchWars agent round coming up, please please do your research. (Some context: I'm the PW committee's agent liaison.)

So...a thread! πŸ“šπŸ€“
For #PitchWars, we made the decision not to gate-keep agents unless they'd publicly exhibited bad behavior. It wasn't our job to declare that a certain # of sales (or specifically big 5 sales) made someone legitimate.

(Participating PW agents are here:
That said, I always recommend being wary of new agents at new agencies. Sometimes their experience amounts to loving books, having a degree in English, working as a freelance editor, or reading slush for another agent.
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Randomly decided to screenshot the Submissions form just so you can get a sense of what it looks like. Key thing is to make sure all your info is correct because one you hit submit, we can't make any changes for you. #pitchwars

First, you'll select your age category.
It'll take you to the form, where everything is listed on one page. It starts off pretty easy with your name and email address. It's key that you provide the right email addy. #pitchwars
Twitter handle and website are optional but I strongly suggest you include this info if you have it. Your future mentor will want to know more about you. #pitchwars
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Should we talk about a craft thing today, #pitchwars? Perhaps about your protagonist's central misbelief?

This is one of my favorite things to consider when writing, and learning about it has transformed my writing.
I won't put this whole thread under the #pitchwars hashtag, so if you want to follow along, open this tweet!

This will all be on misbelief and how it connects with character arc, plot, and theme <3
A character's misbelief can also be known as their "flaw" or their "inner issue" or their "incorrect personal theme", but they all boil down to the same thing.
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