Sell your book in 60 seconds: top tips for verbal pitches

So this year at the Stockholm Writer’s Festival I had the lucky opportunity to pitch my manuscript to an agent. My actual manuscript. TO AN ACTUAL AGENT. And whilst I didn’t get a: “holy moly, you’re amazing, it’s done deal!” I did get a: “I’d read that, send it over.” Which I’m taking as a…Read more Sell your book in 60 seconds: top tips for verbal pitches

7 Points In Your Story That Agents Stop Reading

The idea of every word you write is to pull the reader to the next word. Each sentence has to drag them to the next sentence. Each chapter to the next chapter. And so on, and so forth. Our jobs, as writers, is to keep readers reading. And no reader is more important, initially, than…Read more 7 Points In Your Story That Agents Stop Reading

10 Tips for Pitching to Agents from the Stockholm Writer’s Festival

So this weekend in Stockholm an awesome bunch of creative writers were all in the same room, alongside publishers, agents and some seriously heavy hitting authors. As part of this event, you could book a 10-minute slot to sit face to face with a real-life agent and pitch your book. If that sounds terrifying it's probably because…Read more 10 Tips for Pitching to Agents from the Stockholm Writer’s Festival