Update: My Twitter Pitches – New & Improved …

After reading numerous online articles, hanging on Brenda Drake’s every word on @WWWriting’s live feed the other day, and receiving some amazing feedback (thank you Lorelle), I’ve come up with a new and improved pitch compilation. You can see my original twitches (twitter pitches) HERE.

Most new twitches focus on the stakes. I’ve omitted the more catchy hook-style pitches on Brenda’s advice that the they are better saved for the query (although I have to say I’m very tempted to slip in one or two just to see if they draw any interest – I know, naughty me…)

So here goes:

To save her clan, a 17yo vampire whisperer must choose: shun the boy who betrayed her or accept his help to harness her powers. #PitMad #YA

In 18c Scotland a 17yo vampire whisperer must harness her powers to save her clan but it means trusting the boy who betrayed her #PitMad #YA

Cute boys in kilts. Witches harbouring secrets. Monsters masquerading as friends. Life’s complicated when you’re the Whisperer. #PitMad #YA

In 18c Scotland, 17yo girl must hone her ability to tame vampires if she wants to face the monsters who massacred her kin & live #PitMad #YA

A 17yo vampire whisperer must join forces with the boy who betrayed her to defeat a baobhan sith bent on stealing her powers. #PitMad #YA

To save her clan, a 17yo vampire whisperer must harness her powers. If only she knew if she could trust the lad she loves. #PitMad #YA

In 18c Scotland, a smithy’s daughter & a cute vampire in a kilt must join forces to defeat the monster who massacred her kin. #PitMad #YA

17yo Boudica can tame vampires with her words. But she is being hunted & must decide if her childhood beau is friend or foe. #PitMad #YA

Some people can tame horses, others can sweet-talk hounds, but 17yo Boudica can topple vampires to their knees…with a whisper #PitMad #YA

In 18c Scotland, where hellhounds roam & witches harbour secrets, the survival of an entire clan rests with a 17yo girl. #PitMad #YA

The vampires who killed her parents have found her. If 17yo Boudica wants to survive she must learn to whisper #PitMad #YA #vampirewhisperer

The only thing that worries me is that someone who isn’t familiar with my novel might not understand what a vampire whisperer is. But I’m hoping most agents are familiar with the terms horse whisperer and dog whisperer and be able to infer its meaning from there (ie. that Boudica can tame vampires with her words).

Anyways, according to my calculations #PitMad starts 11.00pm tonight, Brisbane time (AEST) – although if I’m wrong please correct me. I’ve been known to erroneously convert time across zones in the past.

Wish me luck! (please)

Oh, and good luck to everyone else participating too! A success for one writer, is a success for all 😀

good luck from the Doctor

Thank you, Doctor!