Tessa Woodward

Editor

HarperCollins

Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent

Inappropriate places to pitch: The Bathroom, My personal facebook, linkedIn, or email accounts, a funeral #AskAvonBks

Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent

Appropriate Places to Pitch: At a conference, on Twitter during a chat, avonimpulse.com, during an open call #AskAvonBks

Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent
Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent

Biggest pitch pet peeve: Not telling me how it ends! I need the spoilers! #AskAvonBks

Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent

Questions I will have about your pitch: What genre is it? Part of a series? #AskAvonBks

Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent

Things I don't want in a pitch: The name of the heroine's dog walker (unless he is the hero), what your characters like to wear #AskAvonBks

Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent

Things I want in a pitch: who are your H/H, what tropes are you using, and what happens in the book plot-wise and emotion-wise. #AskAvonBks

Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent
Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent

"Bookperk" = @HarperCollins sale newsletter! PSA: Sign up for lots of cool deals and giveaway. #AskAvonBks @Bookperk bookperk.com

Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent
Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent
Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent

I often put "ha!" and "ew" and "love" in manuscripts. Also, I say "THIS" a lot when I Iike something. #AskAvonBks

Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent

TK = to come. I'm sure there's a very interesting reason why it's a K and not a C but I do not know it... #AskAvonBks

Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent

"STET" = let it stand = leave this alone. Thing authors often say in response to copyeditor changes. #AskAvonBks

Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent
Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent
Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent

"I didn't fall in love with the writing/characters" = just that. It's so important to connect with a MS and sometimes you don't. #AskAvonBks

Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent

"downprice" = when your ebook is available at a low price online. #AskAvonBks

Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent

"elevator pitch" = describe your book in 2 sentences. I hate these - they don't tell me enough! But they're very important. #AskAvonBks

Tessa Woodward
@TessaofAvonlea
Editor
Editor at HarperCollins and huge book nerd. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
18 MSWL
66 AskAgent