THE TEN MINUTE CHALLENGE
This video is the second in a new three-part series on pitches that were filmed at the KWA meeting when H. B. Berlow, our president, threw out a spur-of-the-moment challenge for members to pitch their books in one minute. Authors had ten minutes to prepare their pitch. They then allowed Keyhole Conversations to video their efforts.
About Conrad Jestmore
Conrad Jestmore has published short stories, poetry and non-fiction in numerous journals and anthologies, and is a Past-President of the Kansas Authors Association. His first novel, River of Murder is available as an e-book from Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.Com, and the publisher, Smashwords.com. He has earned gainful employment as a welfare case worker in the mountains of northern California, an elevator operator when elevators still had them, a bartender, a paint warehouse stocker, a USO performer and a high school teacher. He is a Reiki Master and currently teaches Reiki classes and heals both humans and animals in his central Kansas Reiki practice.
About Darin Elliott
Darin Elliott works as a Laboratory Technician for Leading Technology Composites. Married for the past twelve years to his wife Misti, he is the father of three children and grandfather to one grandson (with another on the way). Darin writes in the science fiction and horror genres with a style reflective of Clive Barker and Philip K. Dick. Darin is pitching The Seraphim Protocol.
His writing methods can be found at his literary blog Webgoji’s Ramblings.
A standard pitch includes the book’s title and genre, a hook (point that grabs the audience), a cliff hanger, and an indication of where the book fits with others that have been published. All of this must be presented in one minute or less. Listen for these points as you watch the video.
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Thanks to vintagefeedsacks for the use of their images.KWA PRACTICE PITCHES
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