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A tipsy discussion of writing craft with D.C. McNaughton and Avery Ames.


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Ep 010: Pitch, Please …and it's writing.

In this episode, DC and Avery discuss best practices for pitching your work, both online and in-person, as well as thoughts on pitch events in general. How to find your story's hook and show it off as sparkly as it can be. We also take a look at a few of Avery's pitches and break down some common pitch mistakes. —-more—- Books mentioned this episode: A Little Life, by Hanya Yanagihara —-more—- Drink for this episode: Pitch-black, Short and Sweet: 2.5oz Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur 1oz Dark Rum (not spiced) 1oz Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Syrup Optional: black sugar for rim Optional: Luxardo cherry for garnish (Optional: rim martini or coupe glass with black sugar) Combine Mr Black, rum, and chocolate syrup in a shaker with ice, shake very well. Strain into glass, garnish with a Luxardo cherry on a cocktail pick.
  1. Ep 010: Pitch, Please
  2. Ep 009: Short Fiction with Crystal L.Kirkham
  3. Ep 008: Love & Hate: Passion vs Obligation
  4. Ep 007: Dos and Don‘ts of First Present
  5. Ep 006: Was-ing the Was-es Part 2

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