Today’s post is a bit of silly fun. Why not? We are nearing the end of summer and your kids may already be back in school.
Need help creating the pitch for your book? It is a common thought that there is a formula for the pitch of a new book. (It’s sort of true.) I’ve been inspired by the article found on the Electric Lit website from March 28, 2019. Visit their page and website. (They have a bunch of fun infographics to enjoy, found here.) They suggest that the formula is:
“A/An ___ ___ about a/an ___ ___ ___ to ___ his/her/their ___.”
While that may sound easy, it’s finding the right words for those blanks that’s hard. So they created the handy-dandy, colorful chart below. You’ll need to click through to enlarge it on your screen. (Click here for a larger view of the chart below.)
Now take the letters from your first name (and last if needed) to create your pitch. If you’d like, post your results in the comments below. Have fun!
By the way, my pitch is scintillating. It is “A high-voltage page-turner about an agoraphobic private investigator’s dream to transcend writers block.”
By the way, while this may seem silly, it does point out a starting point for your pitch. Can you take your work in progress and find the right words that actually describe your book in one sentence? Don’t post your real story below unless you’d like to. Our fun today is using this handy-dandy chart and creating smiles.