“What is your book about?” You’ve just been asked to pitch.

You need a two-minute spiel conveying characters, plot, setting, hook, and climax, all delivered with confidence and charm.

Through written and verbal exercises, you will:

  • develop an understanding of the necessary components of the verbal pitch;
  • experiment with pitching;
  • evaluate the results and revise;
  • learn who to pitch to, and how to find them; and
  • easily adapt your verbal pitch into that critical first paragraph of a written query.

For: prose writers of any level—fiction and nonfiction.

Most appropriate for writers of book-length manuscripts, but writers of short work are welcome.