Online writing conference for authors of Adult and New Adult works.


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Welcome to the New #AdPit

Posted by heidinorrod on July 29, 2015 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Welcome to the Adult Pitch Online Conference! (Also known as #AdPit on Twitter)


Here are the board rules for participating writers.


The genre specific peer critique boards at the top are for critiquing each other’s work prior to the industry professionals dates.

Only post chapters from your finished and polished manuscripts.

Only ADULT and NEW ADULT manuscripts are permitted.

No self-published works. Only never before publishe...

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Cover Reveal for Christina Lee's PROMISE ME THIS!

Posted by heidinorrod on June 11, 2014 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)



Book blurb:

A new love will test the boundaries of passion between a privileged boy next door and the tattooed, blue-haired girl who helps him embrace his wild side...


Nate has developed quite a playboy reputation around campus. It's not that he doesn't respect or trust women; he doesn't trust himself. T...

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Are Twitter pitch contests 'worth it'? See what Molly Pinto Magidan says about it --

Posted by heidinorrod on January 27, 2014 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Guest Post by Molly Pinto Madigan on her success with last October’s Adult Pitch (#AdPit) 

By Molly Pinto Madigan

140 characters.

That's all you have to summarize the quintessence of your book. Oh, and while you're at it, you need to make it dazzling enough to catch an agent's eye: a snappy, summer sparkler that will blind with its brilliance and stand out against the annoyingly clogged Twitter feed. "For cripessake, we're novelists," you say. "140 charac...

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It's Coming! Adult Pitch 5 Feb 2014 (#AdPit)

Posted by heidinorrod on January 14, 2014 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)



That’s right - it’s time for #AdPit! An open Twitter pitch party for writers of adult works. Again like last time only adult complete and polished manuscripts should be pitched.


DATE: 5 Feb. 2014


TIME: 8.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m. EST (New York Time)


What is Adult Pitch (or#AdPit)?


It is a twitter pitch contest open for all authors of Adult or New Adult ficti...

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New from Scholastic for October!!!

Posted by heidinorrod on September 23, 2013 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Looking ahead to the month of October, here are some free resources, lesson plans, and activities from Scholastic for teachers and parents to use with kids.  

October Craft Ideas Fill your classroom with pumpkins, owls, bats, and a friendly ghost or two with these spooky craft projects.



Classroom Activities for HalloweenMath games, creative writing projects, and fun activities for Halloween-...

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Tales from my writing strike - and explanation -

Posted by heidinorrod on September 20, 2013 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Tales from my writing strike –


Writing can be so frustrating. It can make a person bitter beyond resolve. It can create the biggest jealousy demon you’ve ever seen. It can make you quit. It can make you want to quit. It can make you want to crawl off under a rock and never show your face again. It can make you angry. It can make you mad.


“We are all mad here?” “I’m afraid so - but I’ll tell you a secret al...

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Frustrations of Writing - a really crappy poem

Posted by heidinorrod on September 20, 2013 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)


By: Heidi R. Norrod



You work, slave, write and still accomplish nothing.


Or, is it something?



Making a decision you re-read.


Then you think, who off this would feed?



Terrible, trash, rip and crumple then pitch.


So you rest for a time to heal w...

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Why I'm Shelving My Completed Novel --

Posted by heidinorrod on June 27, 2013 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

I have reasons behind my decision to put away my completed Historical Romance – good ones.

I guess the first is; I’m sick of it. The idea of finding an agent/editor and having to spend up to the next two years or more, editing it again – worries me. I do still have a full out with someone, and should it come to fruition – I will work on it with them. I also have a couple of queries out for it, but I’m really not feeling that great about them picking it up....

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Writing Sample - The Quest for the Emerald Eye

Posted by heidinorrod on June 22, 2013 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The following are opening paragraphs for my Middle Grade Time Travel Adventure entitled, The Quest for the Emerald Eye. This particular piece is the first in a planned series, assuming I can find someone to take on a series - though the query will read, it has series potential. ;-)

I hope you enjoy and happy reading!



By:  Heidi R. Norrod

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Writing Sample - FIRE BUG

Posted by heidinorrod on June 22, 2013 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The opening paragraphs of my Young Adult supernatural suspense romance, entitled FIRE BUG.

Hope you enjoy and thanks for reading!




By: Heidi R. Norrod

Chapter 1: Picture of Fire

Fire licks the dark underbelly of the purpling sky of the late October twilight. The searing red and orange tongues fully engulf Rochester family’s s...

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