2014 NaNoWriMo Pitchapalooza

Posted on March 15, 2014 by admin   |   31 comments

Nano Nation delivers yet another batch of pulse-ponding pitches!  Teens with superpowers and a real life teen writer.  Witches, an Egytian queen and mutated babies.  Poisonous smartphones and a yarn-bomber. Dead brides and Mr. Rochester.  Mobsters and star-crossed lovers.  There’s something for everyone here.

Once again, we were totally blown away by the diversity, quantity and quality of pitches we got in our NaNoWriMo Pitchapalooza. But of course we’ve come to expect this level of excellence from NaNo Nation. The Book Doctors had an absolute blast swimming in this vast pool of pitches. Write on, Wrimos!

Now for the 411: The 25 pitches below were selected randomly.  Our comments follow each pitch. It’s our mission to try to help all you amazing writers not just get published, but get successfully published.  That’s why we’ve told you what works, but also what needs to be improved.

On March 31, 2014, we will name a winner. But, in the mean time, don’t let our opinion sway you. What story intrigues you? What pitch would prod you from the couch to the bookstore (or, if you’re really lazy, to buy it online)? This year, we’ve made it easy for you to vote for your favorite pitch. The pitch that receives the most votes will be awarded the “fan favorite”, and the author will receive a free one-hour consult with us (worth $250).

But please note: YOU CAN ONLY VOTE ONCE! So please choose carefully. Don’t just read the first couple of pitches — read them all. You owe it to your fellow Wrimos. Encourage your friends, family and random strangers to vote for you via the link to the poll. We will also be posting these pitches—a couple a day–on our Facebook page. We encourage anyone to “like” your entry but only poll votes from the webpage will count towards the Fan Favorite.

Finally, through the 31st, we are still offering a free 20-minute consult (worth $100) to anyone who buys a copy of our book The Essential Guide To Getting Your Book Published. Just email us a copy of your receipt and we’ll be in touch to set up a time to talk.

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