Pitch Wars 2017 continued…

After posting about the excitement of entering Pitch Wars, I went silent. There’s a reason for that—I got in!


This came as a huge surprise and with great excitement. Almost 3,000 entries were whittled down to about 180 mentees. Those are incredible odds, and I’m still shocked I was one of those picks. On top of that, one of my critique partners also made the cut. So began two months of rollercoaster fun and editing. There were highs and lows felt by all, but the amount of support between mentees and their mentors was amazing.


As we approached the big agent showcase, the mentees took to Twitter (using the #PW17Countdown hashtag) with a daily prompt regarding their manuscripts. Okay… I confess. I created the prompts. Why? Because with the excitement came a whole lot of anxiety, and I thought we could all do with a little distraction. It was great fun and really encouraged mentees to share the love of their books with the world.


I loved all the aesthetics I created so much I wanted to share them here… This is for a romantic suspense about a woman who sets out to avenge her mother’s murder. And the man who’s willing to do anything to protect her.

3 Opening scene
Opening Scene…
6 Character aesthetics
Character aesthetics…
7 Inspirational tunes
Inspirational tunes…
8 Symbols & Objects
Symbolism & important objects…
9 Favourite line
Favourite line…
Bonus favourite line…


11 Closing scene
Closing scene…


Pitch Wars came to an official end this week, after a whirlwind agent showcase, but a lot of writing journeys are only just beginning! I can’t wait to see all these wonderful books get snatched up.



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