The Perfect Pitch

Most people think of baseball when they hear the word “pitch.” Writers spend hours creating and practicing what they hope is a perfect pitch for their manuscript, book proposal, or screenplay. Pitches come in different lengths, and the methods vary. (See links below.)

When you’ve finished pitching, don’t toss that pitch away. Reduce, reuse, and recycle it. A great pitch can be fashioned into part of a back cover blurb, query, and/or synopsis.

What’s your favorite way to create the perfect pitch?

Links:

Video: Michael Hauge pitch method 21min. 9 seconds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZrvgU10hA0

Literary agent, Rachelle Gardner: http://www.booksandsuch.biz/blog/secrets-of-a-great-pitch/

Harlequin: The Heart of the Matter: How to Find the Essence of Your Plot in Two Sentences

http://www.soyouthinkyoucanwrite.com/2012/09/the-heart-of-the-matter-how-to-find-the-essence-of-your-plot-in-two-sentences/

Carrie Lofty The Tiny Art of Elevator Pitches: http://ffnp.blogspot.com/2012/02/tiny-art-of-elevator-pitches.html

 

Comments

  1. Always love your blogs! Great links.

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