When you finally have the chance to get face-to-face with an agent, you’ve generally got just a few minutes to “hook” him or her with your story—and with you as a client. In addition to experience in the publishing world, I’ll bring my years of experience as a former actor, journalist, and TV/radio personality to help you craft the perfect blend of story pitch, presentation, and personal connection.
This is an in-depth consultation conducted via Skype and email, as well as phone if necessary. Using a synopsis and some sample pages from your manuscript, we’ll first distill your story into a crystal-clear, compelling “log line” (your “elevator pitch”) to draw an agent immediately in. Then we’ll create the “tell me more”: the elaboration that conveys your story, shows an agent you have all the right story elements in place (strong characters, cohesive plot, high stakes, satisfying arcs, and—crucially—voice), and lets the agent see who you are as a person, an author—and her perfect client.