Pitching is Scary, Not Pitching is Worse

Amber Petty
3 min readApr 13, 2021

How constant worry was more harmful to my writing life than send a few crappy pitches.

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When you first start freelance writing, pitching is scary. You have to reach out to strangers and those strangers are in charge of bylines, money, and validation of your writing career. It feels like there’s a lot at stake, as if your career is on the line with every email.

Amber Petty

Writer for the New York Times, Bustle, Greatist, MTV, IFC, Snooki’s blog. Want to hear about open writing jobs? Sign up for my free newsletter at AmberPetty.com