• Writing

    The Pitch Wars Showcase is Live!

    Hard to believe, but it’s been almost six months since I entered Pitch Wars. After waiting to hear if I was accepted, after months of revision, after polishing up my query and synopsis, the showcase is finally here. Here’s my entry for JUSTICE AT THE ZOO. This has been quite a ride. I can’t thank my mentor, G. Z. Schmidt, enough for all her help in getting this book query-ready. She knew exactly what this story needed, and I appreciate her feedback and encouragement so much. Now that the showcase is live, watching my fellow mentees and writers like, retweet, and say how much they’re excited to read my story…

  • 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…

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    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…