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Pitch Wars 2013: Veronica Park’s Mentor Bio

My name is Veronica, and I’m a lot of things. I’m a journalist with more than five years of professional experience writing and editing for publication (everything from in-depth investigative articles to academic theses to television scripts and screenplays)… I’m a marketing consultant who has been paid buckets of money to cruise the world selling everything from diamonds to luxury watches to kettle corn, with brevity and panache…. I’m a … Continue reading

The World According to V: How to Write a Query Letter

There’s really no one absolute, ultimate formula for writing a query. But there are certain…guidelines, if you will, that if followed will NEVER steer you wrong. 1. ALWAYS Start With The 3-4 Paragraph Query letter format: (Then tweak it, slightly. As needed. But only if you MUST.) Paragraph #1 – This is 1-3 sentences of absolute … Continue reading

On Writing: From the Pitch

In baseball, the entire game begins with a pitch. Based on the outcome of that pitch, you can usually begin to see the direction the game will take. Will the batter score a home run? Will he strike out? Will the first baseman catch the ball on a pop fly? After the pitch, anything can happen. … Continue reading