10 Second Pitch

The focus of this article is developing a 10 second pitch for your story that includes the WHO, GOAL, and OBSTACLE. This is aimed at screen writers, but the advice works for all writers.

http://www.theafw.com/blog/?p=3504

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4 comments
  1. Max said:

    It’s not actually difficult if you are paying attention. The pieces are quite simple and identifiable. It is also something you must be able to do, if you want to communicate with agents, publishers, publicists, press — where do you want your work? You put an awful lot of time into the book. Are you willing to shove that book in a desk drawer because you are simply not willing to put any effort into representing it to people who might sell it and get it out there into the world for you? This is your job if you want to be a writer.

    • tyroper said:

      Truth. I will write a good synopsis. It may take a number of attempts, but I will since i’m serious. I will also develop a 10 second pitch. I’ve done it in business, I can do it in writing.
      Thanks for the motivating truth.

  2. slepsnor said:

    Thanks. The pitch is always what kills me. I know too much of my own writing to be brief.

    • tyroper said:

      Yeah. I took a class from our local writing association for writing a synopsis. That seemed hard enough, but 10 seconds. Sheesh.

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