Interviews with Editors and Agents

You’re headed for Write2Ignite! 2015 and you want to be prepared. You want to meet with some editors and agents for sure. And you want to wow them with your ideas.

AWrk Shp 08nd that is exactly the reason those folks are at Write2Ignite! 2015. They really want to hear about your work, listen to your ideas and give you feedback. At almost every writer’s conference attendees have the opportunity to sign up for 15 minute appointments with editors, agents and authors. Taking full advantage of those opportunities to sign up with more than one person is a smart thing to do. The more you talk about your stories the more comfortable you will be with them. Talking about them will help you define and refine those brilliant ideas.

So, just how do you prepare for those appointments? Creating any of the following tools and having them ready for your appointments can go a long way.

Business Cards

IMGP7460If there’s no time to order them, you can print some dandy looking cards on your own computer by purchasing kits at your local office supplies store. However, VistaPrint and other online sources are very affordable options if you have time for shipping.

 

 

One Sheets

IMGP7491Print out a few copies of a One-Sheet for each manuscript. Keep it simple, professional, and only one page in length. Nothing cutesy, please. When meeting with editors and agents just whip it out and show it to them while you talk. Here’s a short article with great tips for creating your own One Sheet.

http://www.examiner.com/article/christian-writing-101-how-to-create-a-one-sheet-for-writers-or-speakers

Elevator Pitches

IMGP7530Can you summarize your genre, your story, and your target audience in one 90 second pitch? Here’s a terrific article that will help you with the job.

http://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/whats-an-elevator-pitch-for-your-book/

So, are you ready for those one-on-one interviews? Remember:

Prepare. Practice. Pray. Relax. Smile.

Be yourself – your best possible self – and leave the results to God.

 

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://write2ignite.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Jean-Hall.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Jean Matthew Hall writes encouraging stories for children and the adults who love them. She encourages other writers by directing our Write2Ignite! conferences.[/author_info] [/author]

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