Here are three key pieces of advice from yesterday’s “meeting,” and links to Stephanie’s blog posts that go into these ideas in more depth.
1. Be an expert in your genre. That’s how you become the kind of writer executives want to hire.
2. Pay attention to the five stages of the meeting. Just like screenplays have three acts, pitch meetings are structured in five stages.
3. Anticipate likely questions and prepare answers. The Q & A portion of the meeting is where the deal is made.
Listen to our entire conversation:
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Also, Stephanie Palmer is the guest judge for the Write On Online 4th Annual Query Contest! Submit your one-page Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Screenplayor Teleplay Query to Deckerling@gmail.com by October 31, 2012! The winner in the Screenplay category will have his or her query letter read by Los Angeles literary agent David Boxerbaum of Paradigm. The winning fiction and non-fiction book queries will be read by Jason Allen Ashlock, co-founder and president of Movable Type Management. Each of the winners will also receive a book from Michael Wiese Productions. Read the complete details and enter today!Good in a Room Meeting Pitching Query Contest Stephanie Palmer Write On! Online