Although I have experience with academic writing, Anne’s course helped me better understand how to write pitch letters and write for a more general audience. I came in with one decent but overly-long and somewhat dry pitch, and left with two much better pitches, a better understanding of what editors are looking for, and some really useful feedback from Anne and from other participants. I also read some really interesting essays and pitches and offered my own comments. I am grateful for Anne’s expertise and experience, and also the opportunity to interact with other writers from different backgrounds and different levels of experience. This course definitely unveiled some mysteries.