• Writing

    Pitch Wars Interview with G. Z. Schmidt

    My interview with my Pitch Wars mentor, G. Z. Schmidt, is now live! Working with her on my middle grade mystery has been a great experience. There’s something about knowing that you’re not the only one who loves your story that’s important as a writer. In this case, to know that a complete stranger picked my story out of a huge pile of submissions is deeply humbling. So thank you, Gail! We’re now working on getting the pitch ready for the agent showcase, plus we’re revising the query and synopsis. I’ve very proud of this story, and I can’t wait to share it!

  • Writing

    #PitchWars – The Midpoint

    Well, it’s been about two months now since #PitchWars mentees were announced (has it really been that long already?). I received my edit letter from my mentor a week or so later and then started in on revisions. Most of…

  • Writing

    #PitchWars 2018 news

    It’s that time of year: #PitchWars announcement season! It’s been a while since the entry period in late August. I had one full request early on, and so I knew I might still be in the running, but I tried…

  • Writing

    Pitch Wars 2018 #BoostMyBio

    Hi there! I’m Jim Belich and this is my #BoostMyBio post for PitchWars 2018. I’m originally from Saint Paul, Minnesota, but several years back my wife, my son, and I left the frozen north behind to settle in northeast Florida.…

  • News

    Welcome to my new website

    It’s been a long time coming, but I finally have a new website! With my current focus on writing children’s books, I wanted a  website that would encompass that side of my writing along with my plays. So take a…