7 episodes

Anna and Emily offer angst, tips, and laughter for your writing journey.

Basic Pitche‪s‬ Anna Mercier and Emily Thiede

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Anna and Emily offer angst, tips, and laughter for your writing journey.

    06: Wrestling with Revisions

    06: Wrestling with Revisions

    Anna and Emily discuss all things revision from what revision is to tips and tricks on how to tackle it!



    Add THE LAST FINESTRA on GoodReads. (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53241038-the-last-finestra)

    Check out JellyNell's Etsy shop. She made our cover! (https://www.etsy.com/shop/JellyNell?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=944664912)

    Add us on Twitter! (https://twitter.com/2basicpitches)



    Have writerly questions? E-mail us at basicpitchespodcast@gmail.com!

    • 49 min
    05: Pitches with Ayana Gray

    05: Pitches with Ayana Gray

    Anna and Emily welcome their very first, very special guest: the fabulous Ayana Gray, author of BEASTS OF PREY coming September 2021. Ayana talks about writing pitches, taking chances, and even gives us a peek into her upcoming debut BEASTS OF PREY. You don't want to miss this episode!





    Add BEASTS OF PREY by Ayana Gray on GoodReads. (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55038226-beasts-of-prey)

    Preorder BEASTS OF PREY by Ayana Gray. (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/673322/beasts-of-prey-by-ayana-gray/)

    Follow Ayana Gray on Twitter. (https://twitter.com/AyanaGray)

    Add THE LAST FINESTRA by Emily Thiede on GoodReads. (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53241038-the-last-finestra)

    • 57 min
    04: Making Your Query Stand Out

    04: Making Your Query Stand Out

    Agent inboxes are busy, and your book deserves the best! That's why Anna and Emily are digging into into a few ways to make your query letter stand out.





    Add THE LAST FINESTRA on GoodReads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53241038-the-last-finestra)

    Cover art by @JellyNellArt on Instagram. (https://www.instagram.com/jellynellart/)

    Add Basic Pitches on Twitter. (https://twitter.com/2basicpitches)





    RESOURCES USED IN THE SHOW:

    "Queries? Must We?" by Emily Thiede (http://ekthiede.com/2018/10/10/queries-must-we/)

    • 56 min
    03: Pantsing? Plotting? Why not both?

    03: Pantsing? Plotting? Why not both?

    Anna and Emily talk about the pros and cons of pantsing (writing without a plan) and plotting. Spoiler: they're both valuable, and we think you should learn to utilize both!



    Add THE LAST FINESTRA on GoodReads. (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53241038-the-last-finestra)

    Cover art by @JellyNellArt on Instagram. (https://www.instagram.com/jellynellart/)

    Add Basic Pitches on Twitter. (https://twitter.com/2basicpitches)



    RESOURCES DISCUSSED IN THE SHOW:

    "Story Corpse" talk by V.E. Schwab (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnMUo6G_-IA&t=1551s)

    "How to Plan Your Novel Using the Three-Act Structure" by Emma Johnson (https://writersedit.com/fiction-writing/literary-devices/plan-novel-using-three-act-structure/)

    • 44 min
    02: Finding Critique Partners

    02: Finding Critique Partners

    Anna and Emily discuss where to find critique partners.

    Thank you to Alyssa for our WONDERFUL cover art. Please go support her on Instagram @jellynellart. She's got an Etsy shop that will soon be up as well as tons of great art for you to feast your eyes upon! Thanks, Alyssa!

    Make sure to add Emily's book THE LAST FINESTRA on GoodReads.  (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53241038-the-last-finestra)

    You can find us on Twitter at...

    @AnnaRaeWrites

    @ethiedee

    @2basicpitches

    If you liked what you heard, make sure to subscribe and give us a rating! We'd appreciate it!

    • 28 min
    01: Introductions and Critique Partners

    01: Introductions and Critique Partners

    Anna and Emily talk about where the idea for the podcast originated plus how to build strong critique partner relationships.



    Twitter: @AnnaRaeWrites  &  @ethiedee

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

M_T23 ,

Incredibly relatable

Love the name, love the content, love the personalities! Cannot recommend this enough!

balomus ,

So down to earth!

Anna and Emily are two genuine personalities that you instantly relate to. What they are building with this podcast is going to be an amazing and beautiful community. Every episode so far has been absolutely wonderful! I was an instant long-term fan. Keep up the great work!

LSmittyWrites ,

Candid, humorous, and helpful advice!

Love this podcast. Emily and Anna are the right balance of close enough to the query trenches to remember exactly what it’s like (without rose-colored glasses) but also far enough to have perspective and proven advice. I wish there were more episodes!

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