Saturday, January 26, 2013

Plot and Pitch

Novel plots and pitches follow pretty predictable formulas, but it's not so easy to find those formulas summarized simply.  This website does a fabulous job of it:  Yep, the ABCs of writing a pitch.  It makes the incredibly difficult job of summarizing your 40,000-100,000-word novel in 300 words much less daunting.  I still haven't figured out how to summarize any of my novels in one sentence, though.  Any pointers?

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this link! I always have trouble reducing my novel summary to a reasonable size. I'm in the same boat as you with one-sentence-summaries, too. I can't even begin to think how to turn a 145,000 wd. novel into 20 words...