Monday, April 25, 2016

Perfect Pitch

A popular post from March 2010

By Julie Wright

I spent the better part of an hour trying to figure out how to embed this video into this post, and still can't do it. I hope I write better than I utilize the internet. I wasn't able to figure out how to bring the video to you, so you must go to the video.

This was a little gem I found on You Tube, and it portrays the things that I have personally witnessed writers do to poor agents and editors. It's a good reminder to those of you who might be going out and doing pitches anytime soon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeTTCvXz-Zk

9 comments:

L.T. Elliot said...

Okay, this is not just helpful, it's funny. ;) The peas in a row really got me.

Stephanie Humphreys said...

Loved this! I loved how the hero didn't show up until halfway through the book.

atsiko said...

In order to embed a youtube video on Blogger, you need to click the "Edit HTML" option instead of "compose", and copy paste the embed code, which is found directly to the right of the video.

You could also paste the code below into the "edit HTML" mode:

<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/qeTTCvXz-Zk&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="560" height="340"></embed>

atsiko said...

Now for the actual comment. That video was hilarious. Although the placement of the handcuffs was a bit sloppy, the examples were perfect. If anyone thinks those are hyperbole, think again. At least for some writers.

T.J. said...

Oh, I'm glad I wasn't the first person laughing at this woman. I hope this wasn't a real pitch, those poor agents/editors. It must have been horrible. I gotta agree, the hero showing up on page 629 in chapter 24, halfway through a book? I hope she's got about 30 words per page.

My 'word verification' word below as always, is not a real word. But it does have in proper order the word 'taboo'. I thought it ironic given this youtube video.

porcelaine said...

That was hilarious. The page count really got me. :)

~porcelaine

CL Beck, author: MormonMishaps said...

What a hoot. You had to love the fact that the hero didn't show up until half way through.

Thanks for a fun post!

Julie Wright said...

Thanks atsiko! I appreciate the lesson and have aved it so next time I can try again and perhaps embed accurately. My favorite part was when the editor pulled out a pillow and eye mask. so funny.

Nishant said...

Loved this! I loved how the hero didn't show up until halfway through the book.
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