Elevator Pitches are being honed here!
Welcome to our Thursday feature where we share our impressions and suggestions, and vote on one brave author’s 25 word blurb – those words that we hope will prompt the editor or agent to ask for a partial.
So this is how it works. Read the pitch/blurb below and then vote as to whether you’d buy the book and tell your friends about it. If you have constructive crit to offer, do so in the comment section.
Don’t vote ‘No’ because you don’t read or want to read the genre. If the genre is a negative bias for you, please refrain from voting unless you are able to be objective about the quality of the blurb.
Vote for it:
Title: Fly into the Dark Author: Rainy Kaye
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
What about you?
If you want to put your 25 words to the test, email me your pitch/blurb (25 words or less) at the addy over there on my right hand side-bar.
Be forewarned. 25 word summaries are difficult! I struggled with mine for
days. Okay. I’ll be honest. I’ve struggled with mine for a while now…months, even. But I think I finally have one that’ll work and when there’s a lull in the pitches I’ll throw mine out there to be slaughtered, too.
You’ll be welcome to run yours again later when everyone in queue is done, and you’ll especially want to do this if you’ve made changes. Plus, as the campaign runs for while, word will spread and we’ll get more views and votes.
At the end of the week I’ll email you with the results.
The poll will stay active indefinitely, so if you want to direct people to your link to cast their votes, you’re free to do so.
If you need some ideas on how to distill your large blurb down to 25 words, here’s a great link from David B. Coe (fantasy author published by Tor): http://www.magicalwords.net/david-b-coe/on-writing-and-publishing-refining-your-elevator-pitch/ He took pitches one day and gave feedback to a bunch of us.