New York Pitch Conference: The Art of Selling Your First Book

The calm before the creative storm: This is what the Ripley-Grier Studios hallway looked like before writers arrived to pitch their manuscripts.

The calm before the creative storm: This is what the Ripley-Grier Studios hallway looked like before writers arrived to pitch their manuscripts.

Do you have a manuscript you want to pitch? Perhaps you want to test the waters for a book idea? If you’re nodding as you read this, you should check out the New York Pitch Conference. I belong to the first camp, and I’m glad I attended.  (more…)

Are You a Closet Novelist? 3 Ways to Come Out

typewriterI used to be a closet novelist. I used to have the most excruciating conversations with co-workers who asked me every Friday: What are you doing this weekend? My answer was always the same: Oh…nothing special. (more…)