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From Rejection to Representation: How to Perfect the Pitch and Become an Agented Author
Saturday 01 April 2017, 02:00pm - 04:00pm
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Pitching your manuscript to an agent or editor can be nerve-racking. It's easy to lose your train of thought and stumble and mumble your way through. When you only have a few minutes to sell your idea or novel, those minutes need to count!

With so many opportunities to meet agents and editors face-to-face at conferences, “The Pitch” has become an important skill to master. NCW member and agented author Joe Siple shares his understanding of how to perfect your pitch and move from rejected to represented. This two-hour class will focus on an essential element of the pitch--the one-page-overview--and deconstruct each element it should contain. As an experienced public speaker, Joe will also give easy-to-implement tips on how to overcome the inevitable nerves that many writers feel before and during a pitch session.


Joe SipleJoe Siple is a television sportscaster turned stay-at-home dad, writer, and speaker. Before shifting his focus to fiction he had dozens of articles published in a variety of small and mid-sized magazines, wrote a screenplay that placed 7th in the Writers Digest Competition, and won Best Actor at the Iowa Motion Picture Association Film Festival for his role in an independent film set during World War II. His agent is currently shopping his latest manuscript. Joe lives in Fort Collins with his wife, two daughters, and Mastiff/Rottweiler mix named Scout. Learn more about him by visiting

Location : Ft. Collins Coffeehouse, 3761 S. Mason St.