Happy Wednesday, my friends!
How’s your summer going? I hope you’re all enjoying July immensely!
I don’t get out much 🙂 but last weekend I did something wild and crazy. I went to see Jim Gaffigan (the comedian) in real life. It was so much fun! He is hysterical!
As a writer, it is always interesting to me to see other expressions of creativity. I love getting an insight into the creative process of musicians, artists, and yes – comedians. We all deliver our thoughts in different ways, but we all aim to connect others and connect with others. Whether you’re writing a story, singing a song, painting a picture, or standing on a stage making people laugh, you’re accomplishing the same thing: helping people articulate their reality and encouraging and supporting them by helping them see they’re never alone in their experience. If you’re experiencing something in your life – good or bad – chances are extremely high that lots of other people have been in the same situation and know exactly how it feels. It’s very comforting 🙂
Comedy is particularly appealing because not only does it let us know our experience is shared, it lets us laugh at it 🙂
It’s a good thing to keep in mind while you’re writing!
Now then, how about Something Chocolate? That is always a good idea and always a worthwhile experience to share 🙂 Since it’s so hot and all, I’m thinking Something Chocolate and Something Ice Cream would hit the spot…
Cookies And Cream Ice Cream Cake
Oreo Ice Cream Cake… It’s what’s for breakfast. And that’s no joke! 🙂
Now that we are properly fortified, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Robyn. Robyn Campbell writes poetry, picture books and middle-grade from her farm on a mountain in North Carolina. She loves writing funny, and adventure and she speaks as a kid.
Find her on the web at:
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Fear On The Mountain
The Pitch: Thirteen-year-old Anna doesn’t plan on getting lost. Or ending up surrounded by darkness in the Blue Ridge Mountains minus her insulin bottle. But that’s what happens.
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
If your answer is YES, please feel free to tell us what you particularly liked and why the pitch piqued your interest. If your answer is MAYBE or NO, please feel free to tell us what you think could be better in the spirit of helping Robyn improve her pitch. Helpful examples of possible alternate wordings are welcome. (However, I must ask that comments be constructive and respectful. I reserve the right not to publish comments that are mean because that is not what this is about.)
Please send YOUR pitches for the coming weeks! For rules and where to submit, click on this link Would You Read It or on Would You Read It in the dropdown under For Writers in the bar above. There are openings in October, so you have a little time to polish your pitch before putting it up for helpful feedback and have a chance to have it read by editor Erin Molta!
Robyn is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to my sister coming back in a few days for another couple of weeks – one of the best things about summer! 🙂
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂