It's a special day in our house today. As of 9:13 tonight, this guy
will be a year old.
Crazy. So it'll be a shorter blog post today.
I told you guys on Wednesday that we were going to shift our focus from the craft of writing to the business of writing. One of the things you'll have to have is an "elevator pitch." Something to say when you're asked, "What's your book about?"
Crafting a good elevator pitch is an art unto itself, and we'll spend some time next week talking about what makes a good one. Which is timely because the NextGen Writers conference page has been updated recently with the details on the Pitch-it contest, so you Go Teen Writer readers will have a leg up on everyone else.
Also the schedule of presenters has been released, which you can check out here. I'll be the one in my jammies talking about the wonders of secondary characters.
I'm putting together a list of "publishing business" topics to cover. What would you like to see on that list? What agents look for? Outstanding query letters?