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Basic Pitches

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Anna chats with Emily about her debut book THIS VICIOUS GRACE. Out now and available for purchase wherever books are sold! Emily Thiede Linktree THIS VICIOUS GRACE
Anna chats with Tracy Badua, author FREDDIE vs. THE FAMILY CURSE, about studying comedy, how to keep MG (and all audiences) turning the page, as well as how to use emotions to dive deep into character. Plus, she gives excellent advice on how to
Write every day! Kill your darlings! Don't you dare think about a sequel! Anna and Emily debunk these writing myths and so much more. Also, they talk about zombies and serotonin. THIS VICIOUS GRACE SIGNED PRE-ORDER
Anna chats with Sonora Reyes, debut author of THE LESBIANA'S GUIDE TO CATHOLIC SCHOOL, about how our writing process evolves for the better, how to make scenes irreplaceable, how there's power in finding people who believe in YOU, and how revis
Anna chats with Maggie Giles, debut author of THE THINGS WE LOST. They discuss women's fiction, taking chances on independent presses, and the importance of a supportive community. Maggie Giles Website THE THINGS WE LOST on Barnes and Noble
Anna chats with Catherine Bakewell, debut author of WE ARE THE SONG. Together they chat about coping with a long writing journey, using character arcs as a method for plotting, how musicals are perfect examples of character beats, and... garlic
Anna and Emily answer listener questions about whether to think about sequels, how to move onto another project when you're querying, and... why we are so cute???? Basic Pitches on Twitter Basic Pitches on Instagram Basic Pitches on Anchor
Anna chats with debut author Lillie Lainoff about bringing modern themes to retellings, changing up the pacing of novels to represent chronic illness, and the importance of research! Lillie Lainoff's Website ONE FOR ALL on Goodreads
Emily has an insightful chat with Taylor Harris about memoirs, the crossover of fiction to non-fiction writing, and the power of telling personal stories. Taylor Harris Website
Anna and Emily discuss how beat sheets can really help when you're stuck-- especially if you draw from all different types of beat sheets!
Anna sits down with Alexandria Rogers to talk about her MG debut THE WITCH, THE SWORD, AND THE CURSED KNIGHTS as well as how to use worldbuilding as more than a backdrop and when to let go of a project that doesn't resonate anymore. Alexandria
Anna and Emily spend time talking about Pitch Wars and their latest projects. Info About Pitch Decks Anna's Instagram <-- For Writerly Tips Basic Pitches on Twitter Basic Pitches on Instagram
Emily chats with debut middle grade author Katryn Bury about her book DREW LECLAIR GETS A CLUE, out March 1st! Katryn Bury's Website Drew Leclair Gets a Clue on Goodreads
Welcome to season 2, Pitches! Anna and Emily sit down with Meg Long, debut author of COLD THE NIGHT, FAST THE WOLVES, and chat about sci-fi, adventure stories, and where ideas come from! Meg Long LinkTree Meg Long on Instagram Emily Thiede Lin
Anna and Emily wrap-up season one with reflections on the past, brainstorming for the future, and plenty of shout outs and thanks to listeners! We'd like to dedicate this episode to our friend K.L. Burd who will always be a member of this famil
While there weren't any interviews during the event, Anna sat down and chatted with several writers after YALLFest. There are plenty of great pieces of information throughout including advice from Lyssa Smith about not comparing yourself to oth
What's with these titles lately? Are Anna and Emily hungry? Stressed? Both?! Whatever the reason, they chat about ways to keep yourself motivated and going when things get tough.
Anna and Emily discuss all things Nation Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), how to prep, how to "win", and ways to make it a successful writing. Also, they dish on author heights.
Anna and Emily talk about the promises we make in a first act and query letter and how making good on those promises make your book sparkle! Basic Pitches on Instagram Basic Pitches on Twitter Emily Thiede LinkTree
Anna and Emily talk about... snacks??? Yes, but we also talk about the truths of submitting to writing contests which is basically a giant pep-talk! Pitch Wars Author Mentor Match
Anna and Emily discuss dialogue and all the ways it can help pacing, character development, and even scene setting. Parker Peevyhouse Instagram about dialogue Emily Thiede Linktree THIS VICIOUS GRACE on Goodreads
Anna and Emily chat with debut author Lyndall Clipstone about her gothic romance LAKESEDGE, writing romance beats, and how to craft an aesthetically gorgeous gothic setting. Lyndall Clipstone LAKESEDGE website LAKESEDGE on Goodreads
Anna and Emily tackle the benefits and tricks to writing multiple points of view. Basic Pitches on Twitter Basic Pitches on Instagram THIS VICIOUS GRACE on Goodreads
Anna and Emily discuss the essential ingredients for a stellar act four as well as how to go about crafting one. Basic Pitches on Twitter Basic Pitches on Instagram This Vicious Grace on Goodreads Sweet, Bittersweet, Semisweet, and Bitter Endi
Using the four act structure, Anna and Emily break down the basic components of those messy middles. Basic Pitches on Twitter Basic Pitches on Instagram THIS VICIOUS GRACE on Goodreads
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