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Contest News

Okay, I confess.  I'm a contest junkie.  In Janauary 2011 I won the Contest Diva Tiara.  Most finals -- 18 -- for the year 2009.  (see link on the Contact and Links tab.) 

For 2012 I've been selective in my contest submissions.  And I've been busy revising and writing.


In 2013 I was a
GOLDEN HEART
® 
DOUBLE F
INALIST
CLEAN SWEEP  in the Single Title Category
SOUTHERN COMFORTS in the Series Contemporary Category



RESTORING MITCH'S HEART
3rd Place - 2011 Winter Rose
1st Place 2010 Great Expectations
2nd Place 2010 Winter Rose
3rd Place 2010 FAB5
3rd Place 2010 Gateway to the Best
1st Place 2009 Heart of the Rockies
1st Place 2009 Golden Claddaugh
2nd Place 2009 Picture This
2nd Place 2009 Connections

REDEMPTION/ONE FINAL NIGHT
1st 2012 Great Expecations
2nd 2012 Fire & Ice
3rd Place 2011 Cleveland Rocks
2nd Place 2010 Great Expectations
4th Place 2010 FAB5
1st Place 2009 Gotcha
1st Place 2009 Heart of the Rockies
3rd Place 2009 Finally a Bride
3rd Place 2009 The Emily
2nd Place 2009 Golden Acorn
3rd Place 2009 Touch of Magic
2009 Sandy Star Award

STEEL HEARTS
2010 Golden Heart finalist
1st Place 2010 Hot Prospects
3rd Place 2010 Hold Me! Thrill Me!
3rd Place 2009 Golden Acorn

SAVANNAH SIGHS/SOUTHERN COMFORTS
2013 Golden Heart Finalist
2011 Golden Heart Finalist
3rd 2010 Show Me the Spark
1st Place 2011 FAB5
1st Place 2012 Great Expectations
2nd Place 2012 Marlene

POETIC JUSTICE
2nd Place 2012 Daphne Awards

CLEAN SWEEP
2013 Golden Heart Finalist

Nan Dixon
Author Contemporary Romance
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Welcome to my world of romance -- Meet the women struggling to make their way in the world and the men who are their delightful detours.

Nan is represented by Laura Bradford of the Bradford Literary Agency

Elevator Pitch Presentation Road to Publication Conference

For those of you who attended my workshop on Elevator Pitches, here is the requested information.

What is an Elevator Pitch?

  • Story High Concept
  • 10 second pitch
  • Essence of your story
  • Answer to the question – What’s your book about?
  • 25 to 35 words
  • Memorized
  • Easily recited in one or two breaths

Components of the Pitch

  • Hero (Who)
  • No Names
  • Occupation
  • Emotional State (One Adjective)
  • Goal (What)
  • Conflict (Why not)

 

If this is a romance – do the same for the Heroine (exclude Conflict)



Below are a couple of helpful files!

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Adjectives.pdf
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ELEVATOR PITCH Worksheet.pdf
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