Knock Your Pitch Out of the Park!


  1. Patricia Stoltey
    Patricia Stoltey August 15, 2013 at 8:50 am .

    Welcome to the blog, Susan, and thanks for doing this special two-part series for us before you begin your series on publishing law.This is great timing for folks who will be pitching at Colorado Gold in September,

    1. Susan Spann
      Susan Spann August 15, 2013 at 10:22 am .

      Thanks, Pat! We’ll start on the in-depth publishing legal posts in October, for sure, but this seemed like a good way to get people prepared for Colorado Gold!

  2. W. J. Howard
    W. J. Howard August 15, 2013 at 9:14 am .

    Excellent advice, Susan, and so easy to understand. You made me realize my pitch could use a little work before conference. Looking forward to your next post.

    1. Susan Spann
      Susan Spann August 15, 2013 at 10:21 am .

      I’m so glad it was helpful. The good news is, a little tinkering can make a huge difference. I’m sure you can get it there in time!

  3. Giles Hash
    Giles Hash August 15, 2013 at 9:22 am .

    It’s nice to see so many different techniques on assembling pitches. I’ve run across at least a dozen different methods for pitching my book since I started sending my books out to agents, and all of them are SO helpful!

    Thanks for the tips :D

    1. Susan Spann
      Susan Spann August 15, 2013 at 10:21 am .

      Thank you Giles. It’s true, there are many methods, and many work equally well. The key is finding the one that works for you!

  4. Julie Luek
    Julie Luek August 15, 2013 at 4:40 pm .

    Susan, wow. Thank you for breaking down the pitch in easy to apply steps. So very helpful! I feel like I should print and save this.

  5. Sharla Rae
    Sharla Rae August 16, 2013 at 9:45 am .

    Hey Susan, Saw your name on the loop this morning and had to stop by. Tried to post here before but will try again. With me, pitching has little to do with content and everything to do with stage fright. I’ve told myself, I’m talking to a regular person, but the thing is, I don’t talk to strangers out of the blue. Sure I can carry on a conversation with someone in the grocery store line but being forced to sell myself to someone staring back at me–who you just know wants you gone so the next poor smuck can warm the chair — has always been a humilating experience for me. I just stopped doing it entirely–in person that is. It’s funny because, my friends would tell you, I’m a Mrs. Motor Mouth. Not so at the pitching table!!

  6. Karen Lin
    Karen Lin August 20, 2013 at 11:57 am .

    Great explanation. Hope to hear about many successful pitches on the CO Gold.

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