March 13, 2012
New MarketingtheMuse Offering!

PITCH WITCHES Workshop, $7.99

Okay, so imagine you're standing in line for coffee at a seminar or workshop or conference and next to you happens to be an agent. You can't help yourself, you ask if s/he would listen to your pitch. S/he says 'Sure, go ahead.' 
Do you know what you're going to say?

Don't ask to pitch until you do. 

*In 'Pitch Witches' author/editor/workshop leader Marla Miller & Sunbelt Publications Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Silva Redmond teach Pitch Witches Workshop @ the 2012 So Cal Writers Conference.

Here's the 55 minute video OVERVIEW:

12 writers pitch: Some good, some not so good. 


  • Familiar themes, like mothers dying, divorce, drug addiction etc. can cause agents' eyelids to droop. How does your pitch grab their interest?  Marla shows one writer how just by asking a few questions.

  • The goal of every pitch? Do you know what it is?

  • Why do platforms matter & if you have a sturdy one, should you 'drop' it into the pitch?

  • Examples of 'perfect' pitches. 

  • Jennifer hears one writer's pitch & two questions later, gives that writer a 'gift' that 'polishes' her pitch. 

    'Built in' audiences: if you/your book have one, do you include in your pitch? 

  • Blogs: should they be mentioned in a pitch?

  • Expertise: should you include in a pitch? Always? Sometimes? Never? Do you know? 

  • Pacing your pitch: why pacing matters. 

  • The advantage of 'fresh.' Do you know if your story offers a fresh take on an 'old' theme? If your story does, why emphasize this in the pitch?

    To purchase, click here

    *Filmed by Ninety Degrees Media/Lisa Angle


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Video workshops on sale  include:

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