…and it’s writing.

A tipsy discussion of writing craft. Writers D.C. McNaughton and Avery Ames imbibe a few drinks while they review and revise their old (and often cringey) writing. Each episode focuses on a particular aspect of craft and features a themed cocktail pairing.

Ep 010: Pitch, Please

October 18th, 2021

In this episode, DC and Avery discuss best practices for pitching your work, both online and in-person, as well as thoughts on pitch events in general. How to find your story's hook and show it off as sparkly as it can be. We also take a look at a few of Avery's pitches and break down some common pitch mistakes.

Books mentioned this episode:

A Little Life, by Hanya Yanagihara

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Drink for this episode:

Pitch-black, Short and Sweet:

  • 2.5oz Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur
  • 1oz Dark Rum (not spiced)
  • 1oz Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Syrup
  • Optional: black sugar for rim
  • Optional: Luxardo cherry for garnish
  1. (Optional: rim martini or coupe glass with black sugar)
  2. Combine Mr Black, rum, and chocolate syrup in a shaker with ice, shake very well.
  3. Strain into glass, garnish with a Luxardo cherry on a cocktail pick.
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