Twitter screencap, Twitter pitch contest; what not to do Show more
With love and respect, this is a very common mistake Don here is making. "This will be a best seller for sure!!" is an automatic reject for, if not 100% of legit agents... within a rounding error.
A pitch is not "my book: it's good!"
Or at least, not just that.
In a smoky back room, a man says, "Pitch me your book."
You clear your throat. Now is not the time to let your nerves get the best of you. You say, in a piping, clear voice. "It's good. It's the best book. You will sell more than any other books... ever."
The cigar drops from the man's mouth. He reaches for his checkbook. While he scratches out a check for a hundred billion dollars, he mouths, soundlessly, "My God. My God."
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