Tri-Valley Writers Presents
Practice Your Pitch: Cast Off Your Jitters
Designed to assist attendees in casting off their jitters before their Speed Dating session in a safe environment. Learn how to be concise and polish your pitch with feedback from fellow attendees.
Date: Friday, February 14, 2020
Session 1: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Session 2: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Pacific H-O (Pacific Concourse Level)
Signup: Starting Thursday at Conference Registration Desk. Seating is limited.
Restriction: No late admission once the doors close.
Key components of a pitch:
- State your name, title, genre, and compared to known title or author
- 25 words or less (allows time for dialogue with agent)
|Fiction||Nonfiction (memoir or self-help)|
|Reveal the hero/protagonist||Main point of story/topic|
|Convey the major conflict||What problem are you helping to resolve?|
|Provide a hook! Why does the reader care?|
Fiction: A professor of symbology unlocks codes buried in ancient works of art as he hunts for the Holy Grail. (19 words)
Memoir: It’s a story of how I spent four years searching for my mother’s murderer after both Mexico and US law enforcement officials had given up. (25 words)
Self-help: It’s a book about how to close a business that was your lifelong dream and finding your next desire. (19 words)
About Tri-Valley Writers: California Writers Club, founded in 1909, is the oldest writing professional organization in the western United States. The Tri-Valley Branch was established in 2005 to address the needs of both professional and aspiring writers in the greater Tri-Valley region. Tri-Valley Writers (TVW) offers a wide range of events open to the public including: monthly speaker meetings, hands-on workshops, biennial full-day conference, open mic nights, annual high school writing contest, and Pull Up a Chair and Write sessions. TVW Members enjoy all of the above (at discounted rates, where fees apply), as well as: critique groups, monthly newsletter, publication potential in biennial anthology, book launch team support, and an online social media group. Visit www.trivalleywriters.org for more information.
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