EP153: From a Pitch to a Deal, with Alison Belsham
Alison Belsham tells us how her debut novel The Tattoo Thief started with a pitch at a crime festival and caught the attention of a major publisher, leading to a book deal, epic international rights sales, and a TV option… And she has some controversial thoughts on first drafts!
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In this episode you will discover…
- The importance of having a killer pitch (and tips on how to perfect your pitch)
- Tips for outlining with an Excel document
- And why it’s essential to become part of your genre’s community
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- Alison Belsham’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlisonBelsham
- Alison’s website: http://www.alisonbelsham.com/
- Bouchercon 2019: https://www.bouchercon2019.com/
- Bloody Scotland: https://bloodyscotland.com/
- Julie Cohen’s Tattoo: https://twitter.com/julie_cohen/status/1064810914355048448?s=21
- Robyn Sarty’s handwriting: https://twitter.com/RobynSarty/status/1065315376085512192
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