Don’t you just love how-to writing instructions?
I know I do!
You must admit, DIY is a lot easier with a little help from friends.
That’s why I absolutely love an article from Karen Cioffi and Writers On The Move!
I admit, writing a one-sentence pitch is hard and something I’ve yet to completely agree. But I keep working on it. That’s why I was so excited to read this easy explanation of what does and does not work. And why!
When selecting a book to read, the first thing I read is the pitch. If that is too confusing or convoluted I pass. Why? Because that pitch is a good indicator the story inside will be more of the same.
Karen gives examples of how and how not to write a pitch/logline for your book. She explains why one is so important and even gives us a formula. I just love formulas.
Be sure and click on the link below and write your one-sentence pitch.
The One Sentence Pitch for Your Manuscript
What did you think?
Did her tips help you write a better pitch?
Now you show me yours and I’ll show you mine. Ha Ha.
All kidding aside, share your pitch in the comments I’d love to read it.
Here is a one-sentence pitch/logline for my WIP. Here goes…
An aspiring author is thrilled when she meets a literary agent and mystery buff who agrees to become her mentor; thrills turn to chills when the agent shares a story plot about two women who get away with murder – a fictional plot, the agent plans to become a reality with the writers help.
What do you think? Be gentle, I bruise easily.
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