So… #PitchWars

I’ve had a busy writing week. I joined Twitter (find me @AmeliaHworth) and dove into a writing contest called Pitch Wars. Pitch Wars is a chance for talented upstarts like me to work with published authors, editors, or agents to improve and polish a manuscript. I’m all in BECAUSE I have one of those! I’m working toward more of those! It’s an exciting, intense, busy time.

Pitch Wars is LIKE a virtual (and free) month-long writers’ conference. There are daily challenges on Twitter and IG. There is a lot of opportunity to network with fellow mentee hopefuls. There are mentors who do Q&A in the lead up. It’s all good things at this point. This last week one of the challenges was to create #novelaesthetics, which BIL tells me is also known as a #moodboard. Isn’t mine up top pretty?

It was so much fun I thought of making more for my individual characters.  But maybe since things are getting tense,  I’ll start with just a few pictures to go with a quiz I made. Hop over here if you want to find out which character from my retold fairy tale you are. Read on if you need to know more about who these characters are.

KATE is my main character. She’s Henry’s storyteller and Annie’s stepsister. She’s not-quite-a-princess and wouldn’t you love to know why she is holding that peacock? Kate is curious, clever, and spunky. She uses her stories to save the people she loves. HEA for everyone. You go, Kate!

HENRY is less-than-charming when he meets Kate. The poor prince is bedridden and suffering from some-kinda-strange. So what is he doing dancing in the mountains every night? And isn’t dancing supposed to be fun and magical? Why so tortured, Henry?

ANNIE is Kate’s stepsister and she is the epitome of fairy tale princess: good, kind, beautiful. Annie has an infectious sense of humor and a passion for the natural world… and food. Annie may spend most of the novel as a lamb. Say. What.

NATHAN is Henry’s younger brother and Annie’s clear soulmate. Nathan embodies the chivalry and affability of the classic Prince Charming trope. But Nathan is no Ken Doll. He’s watched his only brother’s health deteriorate into hopelessness. He knows he’s being used as a political pawn. AND he’s fallen in love with a woman who’s disappeared.

Now that we’ve made the proper introductions, take my quiz and find out which character you are from my novel, THE STORYTELLER.


  • Ona July 10, 2017 Reply

    So fun! -I- am a Kate! Yay.

    Your mood board is GORGEOUS! <3 <3 <3

    • Amelia Hollingsworth July 10, 2017 Reply

      I’m either Kate or Henry depending on the day. Thanks; I like my novel aesthetics too. 🙂

  • Brielle July 16, 2017 Reply

    I want to read your novel! Best of luck in Pitch Wars!

    • Amelia Hollingsworth July 16, 2017 Reply

      Oh! Thanks, Brielle! Best of luck to you too! I can’t wait to read all the books from all my fellow #PitchWar 2017 warriors. I’m sure yours will be one of them.

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