We’ve attempted to get a clear idea of who our main character is, where he spends his time, and what starts him on his journey. It’s time to crystalize that just a smidge. Today we’re going to brainstorm pitches.
Are you freaking out about writing a pitch when you haven’t written word one of your book yet? Or because you have no idea how it’s supposed to end? Or because you’re still not 100% sold on your story concept?
This isn’t a contest. You’re not being graded. It’s just practice. You’re not committing to anything because you haven’t started writing yet.
So stop freaking out and get pitchy.
Can you fill in these blanks?
When [inciting incident] a [main character] must [choice] or [stakes].
This can be an elevator pitch, a contest pitch, a query style pitch or the dreaded Twitter pitch. Or, if you’re feeling spunky, maybe one of each! Once you’ve made an attempt, share your pitch with a friend.
UPDATE!!!! Are you feeling brave enough to share with the class? If so, post your pitch in comments! A great time to get feedback before you travel too far down the rabbit hole!