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#1 Darke

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 06:44 AM

Writing a pitch for Twitter can be very difficult considering you've only got 140 characters to work with, including spaces, but it can be done. I found this site and it has some great info on creating a great pitch for Twitter. If you have any links that can further help in this process, feel free to post them here. 

 

http://avajae.blogsp...tter-pitch.html

 

 


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Posted 25 November 2013 - 09:13 AM

Nice link :)


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:23 PM

Thanks for that great info: I'm new to this game. I have a couple of key questions...

 

How do you find out when the next #PitMad day is? By constantly watching the #PitMad feed?

 

Is there a standard list of genre abbreviations to use?

 

thanks!

 

 



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Posted 10 January 2014 - 06:53 AM

Thanks for that great info: I'm new to this game. I have a couple of key questions...

 

How do you find out when the next #PitMad day is? By constantly watching the #PitMad feed?

 

Is there a standard list of genre abbreviations to use?

 

thanks!

 

Generally there is an announcement when the next #pitmad is going to happen, but I would keep my eye on the feed just to make sure. As for the abbreviations, you'd have to do some research on that because I'm not really sure as I don't participate.


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Posted 10 January 2014 - 10:07 AM

Thanks for the reply. Where would such an announcement be made?



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Posted 10 January 2014 - 10:37 AM

Probably on the feed. If you follow writers who write in your genre/category, they should start tweeting about it when the announcement is made.


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Posted 10 January 2014 - 10:39 AM

Check the contest announcements on this forum or on the QueryTracker forum. People are very good about letting folks know when the next one is coming. You can also add #Pitmad to your lists on Twitter. They always announce when the next one will be. Brenda Drake helps organize the Twitter pitch events. Here is a link to her blog. If you scroll through the archives, you'll find lots of tips and advice for Twitter pitches:

 

http://www.brenda-drake.com/

 

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 10:57 AM

Great, thanks for all the advice. I'll follow up on it!



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 12:45 AM

'now' did you ever work out the #PitMad bit?  It's coming up on 4/12 (mind you I'm going to have problems converting that to Australian time... looks like an all-nighter!!)
Mind you, my biggest problem is working out what to do..... I get it, a tweet in 140 characters, including the necessary hashtags.... but do I just tweet it on my home page, and it mysteriously disappears through the ether and ends up in the right place - or am I supposed to find that 'right place' first... because I can't! Twitter and I are not close friends... can anyone help?



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 03:10 AM

lee, you can use applications like TweekDeck that will let  you schedule tweets ahead of time so you don't have to be up all night. All you do is type in your tweet and choose day and time. You'll want to have a few diferent pitches to send throughout the day but no more than 2 an hour (and you can repeat them, too).

I personally love TweekDeck for PC for this kind of thing, but it has tablet/phone versions as well, I believe.

 

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 07:53 AM

lee, you just go to Twitter -- https://twitter.com/ -- and enter your tweet pitch. As long as you include the right hashtag (#PitMad, or whatever it is this time) the tweet will go to the right place. 

 

You need a Twitter account first, of course.  Easy to set up if you don't already have one.



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Posted 06 June 2015 - 06:32 AM

Here's my list of links to Twitter Pitch Contest related things!

 

Twitter Pitching Guide - Dan Koboldt

 

Twitter Pitch Tips - Lara Willard

 

Controversial Advice for Twitter Pitching  - Gina Denny

 

How to Write a Twitter Pitch - Writeability

 

 

And from my blog:

 

Twitter Pitch Contest Calendar 

 

Twitter Pitch Recipes: Part 1 | Part 2 |

 

1000 Winning Pitmad Pitches: Jan 2013 | Mar 2013 | Sept 2014 | Mar 2016
 

Busting the #1 Twitter Pitch Myth

 

My Twitter Pitch Tips - Twitterified

 

Pitch Factory -- A Logline Generator

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 10:07 AM

http://www.eschlered...r-query-letter/

found this hunting around for ideas which led me here:

http://www.publisher...mance&category=


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Posted 19 March 2016 - 12:27 AM

Very nice links and reads.  

 

This is my new favorite thing.  

 

I'm also learning that there's no set way to write the pitch as I've been told or as I've read.  Some say you need to include "what's at stake" and others say that more often that not it's obvious in your choice of words.

 

The ones listed in that second link you posted JanelleRoche, are great and an example of the latter of what I'm reading.



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Posted 11 June 2017 - 01:44 PM

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS!!!! I am forever in a struggle of how to do this on Twitter successfully!  :biggrin:  :biggrin:  :biggrin:  :biggrin:  :biggrin:  :smile:  :smile:  :smile:  :smile:  How can you be notified when a pitch war is going on?


 

 

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 06:07 AM

I have no recollection of this thread. Glad it got bumped into currency again






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