If you follow my blog, you’ll notice every Thursday we critique someone’s pitch. To write a 25-word summary of a novel sounds deceptively easy.
But it is important to be able to do it, even if the only reason is because it forces the writer to find the kernel of their story.
Another reason is because sometimes pitch opportunities come in small spaces. Here’s one such opportunity, on Dorothy Dryer’s blog. She’s hosting a contest and an agent will pick a winner of a 3-sentence pitch: http://we-do-write.blogspot.de/2012/05/three-two-one-pitch-contest.html
Run-on sentences are not allowed and the agent is a stickler about that and the grammar. So three sentences might amount to a few more words than 25, but not by much if you stick to the ‘no run-on’ rule.
I hope everyone enjoys their long holiday weekend. I saw a photo going around FB the other day that had a caption that made a lot of sense.
This weekend I’ll get some yard work and house work done. Lots of editing on the “to-do” list too.
Have a great weekend!