Saturday, September 26, 2009

Perfecting Your Pitch

PERFECTING YOUR PITCH: an awesome and interactive workshop led by Genetta Adair, Sharon Cameron, Susan Eaddy, and Patsi Trollinger. Writers were given a step-by-step guide to create a perfect elevator pitch and then tried them out on each other, speed dating style. Writers had a minute and a half to pitch and then receive feedback. When the bell rang, writers had to move on and repeat the pitch to a new partner!

So what is a pitch, anyway?
It’s boiling your story down to its most basic elements.

Some guidelines:

Know what you want to say

Make it short and conversational

Find your hook! What is the most interesting or unusual thing about your writing?

Fill out the PERFECTING YOUR PITCH worksheet: Know your genre, age range, hook, main conflict, and main action to formulate your perfect pitch.
This should be 25 words or less.

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