Ok so you’ve recently finished that ‘next big thing’. And when I say finish I mean you are satisfied with it and you’ve worked with an editor to help polish that jewel.
Tell me your pitch?
Huh? What? You don’t have one? Why are you stuttering all of a sudden? Come on let me hear it. LOL.
Ok calm down pull your g-strings out your ass and wipe that sweat off your upper lip. I got you.
Anyone in the literary world has the attention span of a fly. When you sit down to write that pitch I advise you to keep that in the forefront of your mind. Your pitch really should not last longer than a minute, hence my statement a few sentences ago.
Break story down: Pick the main characters in your story; no more than that because the ish will get confusing. If it is one that’s even better. If you can’t decide who is the main one you might have to go back and rewrite it and you need to also fire your editor. If you the writer is confused so will your fans be.
List all of the climatic scenes in the story. Susan getting stranded on a highway is not climatic. Now if Susan got stranded in front of a murderer’s house and did not know it when she knocks on his door but finds out when she becomes suspicious and finds a chopped up body in the back, now that would be considered climatic, got it?
Another idea is look at your favorite writer’s novels. Read thru the synopsis for their stories. What line really caught your attention? What got you to say ‘damn I need to get this right here!’? Take your writers hat off and look at the manuscript in a reader’s perspective. Different vision huh? It’s as if you switched life glasses!
Look, at the end of the day be passionate about what you’ve created otherwise no one will be geeked up about it. To those writers who are well established how did you create that bomb ass pitch? Give us newbies some advice!
Peace and luv!