Interview with Brenda Drake of Pitch Wars

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Each quarter we try to spotlight something helpful to writers and provide them with appropriate information. This week I have an interview with BRENDA DRAKE, founder of PITCH WARS. Read on to find out more about this interactive and free service for writers.

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CHRISTINE VAN ZANDT: What is Pitch Wars?

BRENDA DRAKE: Pitch Wars is a contest where published/agented authors, editors, or industry interns choose one writer each, read their entire manuscript, and help the writers to shine it up for agents. The mentors also help with their mentees’ pitches to get them ready for the agent round. Writers send applications (query and first chapter of manuscript) to the four mentors that best fit their work. The mentors then read all their applications and choose the writer they want to mentor for the next two months. Then we hold an agent round with tons of amazing agents making…

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Brenda Drake’s magic door

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Three years ago on a sultry night in August, my husband took me out on a date to a wine café we frequented back when we were dating. Out without kids, we could talk about anything we wanted. And that night I had hot confessions. Swarming inside my mind was a story. I’d just finished reading two novels, one erotic, and the other, future/dystopian. These had cross-bred in my mind, and with my own mid-life crisis already in full swing, I had juxtaposed these two styles into a new story. Hubby leaned in close over the table and I whispered my plot to him. At the tables beside us, a frolicsome group from Kentucky dominated the room with their chatter about traveling here for a wedding. I didn’t want anyone to hear what I was saying out loud, because it was too raunchy for polite company. I had the dream…

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