The Writers’ League of Texas 2015 Agents & Editors Conference is this weekend in Austin, Texas. Here is a link to the conference info.
There is a huge line-up of agents and editors who will be at the event. One of the things I’m most looking forward to is the “Pitch” class on Friday, teaching writers how to make an oral pitch for their manuscripts. I recently participated in the #pitmad event on twitter, where your pitch is limited to 140 characters. So now I have pitches which include two paragraphs, one paragraph, one sentence, and 140 characters. I’m really interested in learning how to evolve my pitch even more – getting it to roll off the tongue without a thought; making it sound like music from angel harps when it reaches the agents’ ears. Peaking their interest so much that they have to ask for a query, and have a hard time waiting until after the conference to receive it. (I know, I know. But I’m trying to fill myself with positive energy!)
I’ll attempt to post about the classes I attend and the conference in general. Lots of exhibitors in attendance as well, so it sounds like fun.
I don’t mind admitting I’m nervous, though. I have a hard time mingling with people I don’t know. I’m also hoping I will be successful in my pitching, so keeping fingers crossed. (I obviously need to pay close attention to Friday’s class!).