Yay! It's been a long week and I'm finally ready for some twitter pitchin. Anyone whose done one before knows there's always that one word that puts you 4 characters over, well I've found a version that works and I'm hoping for some great critiques from blog visitors.
So what is a Twitter Pitch?
It's basically a log line of what your book is about, but limited to 140 Characters (Spaces Included)
What is a Long Line?
It's a movie term gaining ground in the literary world. When you meet a person and they ask you "What's your story about?" the log line is what you'll give them.
You might have heard someone describe a film as "It's 300 meets Troy, but with and all girl cast."
Warning: This is a bad example of a Log Line and Pitch. What you want to accomplish in your log line or twitter pitch is:
1. What your story is about (Boiling it down to the bare bones and main subject)
2. Avoid Generalizations (Key points give the mind something to ponder)
3.Make sure it matches up (I don't know how other writers feel about this, but I am very big on tone. I like to know that I'm not over selling or pitching something that isn't the story I wrote)
So with all that being said here's what I've got so far:
A prescription dependent cheerleader’s meds have been masking signs that she isn’t entirely human and the truth reveals a dangerous enemy.
REVISION #3 & 4
(Because "the master pitcher" told me too)
It’s not until Deyan’s eyes turn red that she learns she’s an Iyles, a hunted species. Now she needs answers before the hunters take her to.
It’s not until Deyan’s eyes turn red that she learns she’s an Iyles, a hunted species, and that there might be a hunter among her friends.
Please leave a comment, and if you can, give some specifics. Anyone can type "I like it" but a critique should tell you why. If you don't like it, what would you change?
For more Twitter Pitches please check out Shelley Watters blog:
P.S. Thanks Shelley for putting on such an amazing blog contest :o)