Friday, May 14, 2010

Hey batter batter batter...

The literary agent Nathan Bransford has some good advice about the author's pitch up on his blog.

"My feeling: get it all out of the way at once. Save yourself the headache and come up with a one sentence, one paragraph, and two paragraph pitch before you even start to query. Then: practice and memorize your pitches. You never know when you're going to need them."

He then proceeds to give an example of the one sentence, one paragraph and two paragraph pitch for his own novel. Check it out!

1 comment:

  1. In screenwriting circles the one sentence pitch is known as "the elevator pitch." In case you ride in an elevator with Steven Spielberg.

    My favorite pitches are ones that incorporate questions. Like the endings of old time radio serials: Will they defuse the bomb? Will Jack save the world? Will she find her long-lost sister? Can Charlie be housebroken? If you can figure out what the main question at the center of your story is your life will be much easier!