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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

How Being Annoying Helped Me Make a Better Pitch

So I'm intent on getting a decent pitch for TDSF for WorldCon, though I doubt I'll get to spatter anything outside of the elevator pitch.

Kristy helped me a lot with this pitch, but it still wasn't perfect. I let it sit for two weeks and came back to it, with little to add.

Cue the following conversation:

Joe: There is a difference between your editing mind and your creative mind, so don't worry if you don't seem to be coming up with [a good pitch].

Me: Well, I wish they would go have an orgy together and give me something decent to work with.

Joe: That... is an interesting image.

Later my friend Leah got online and I immediately attacked. She must have had zero plans for life, because she opened my pitch in a word processor and had at it. Thank you Leah for your word-crafting! The pitch is sounding much better now. :D

5 comments:

  1. It takes more than two people to have an orgy.

    /utah

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  2. Or in this case, two pieces of my brain.

    We totally would have invited the cerebellum along.

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  3. That's... an interesting image.

    Good luck at World Con, I hope you get to use your pitch. :) If you need someone to tackle an editor so you can save his life and get a book deal, just let me know!

    Wait, that's not a good plan, is it...

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  4. I was totally expecting you to send it back to me for more feedback. What, did you feel you'd abused our friendship too much? ;-) I'm glad you were able to get some more help with it though. Molto bene.

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