View Full Version : the 10-minute interview

10-25-2005, 12:02 AM
In 2 days I'll be at a major national writer's conference, where I'll have 10 minutes with an editor or agent to pitch 4 ideas (2 are completed books; 2 are in the idea stage with no proposal yet written). I would be very interested in knowing what the best approach would be; do I throw out the 4 ideas, and suggest they choose which one they want to discuss; do I present four 1-page mini-proposals that they can skim; do I just talk VERY FAST....???? From your perspective, what would be the 4 or 5 most important things to hear about a project (after a brief personal introduction where I mention my publication credits)? And, do you prefer to talk or read about these ideas when meeting with a writer?

10-25-2005, 07:59 PM
You'll find some suggestions in this thread (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20563).

- Victoria