Supported and Supportive is my 's' word for the today's A-Z Challenge.
As I prepare for the 2013 Winchester Writers' Conference in June I'll have a couple of appointments with agents and will have to send a them a pitch.
Another 's' word came up several times whilst trying to write this pitch. Yes. Stress. It's not easy to write a pitch. Not for me anyway. So a writer friend (who was facing the same problem) and I got together over a weekend. Each session we worked on the pitch of one and the next day the other. Two heads instead of one. By the end of the two sessions we both had pitches we could be proud of.
I had looked at several of the 'How To Write a Pitch Letter' type guides on line and decided to use the one in the Mslexia website. (It's also worth having a look at this one by Nathan Bransford)
If you haven't got someone to bounce ideas off then both of the above are really useful.