Posted by: anitanolan | October 29, 2010

The Dreaded Pitch – What to Include in that One Line

From QueryTracker.net Blog:

The pitch line. In the movie industry these are known as log lines. Your pitch can also be your hook, but your hook doesn’t necessarily need to be your pitch. Confused yet? Well, I’m going to try and clear it up for you.

The pitch needs to convey three things: the plot, the genre and the tone of the story. And it needs to convey these things in one concise sentence. It doesn’t need dialogue, it doesn’t need a cast list, it doesn’t necessarily need the title and it definitely doesn’t need the word count—and before you snicker at this advice, you should know that these are common mistakes. And they’re not the only ones.

Read the rest here.

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Responses

  1. Great stuff, Anita—as always! Thank you 😀
    Donna


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