Composing a one sentence logline for a manuscript is hard. It really is! But as difficult as it is, it's a very important step in pitching your novel. You need to be able to express your entire story within one sentence. We're going to break down your pitch into tiny chunks. Hopefully, you'll have a polished, wow-inducing pitch by the end of the week!
As for queries, I'm open to crits as well. If you happen to snag an agent or editor with your logline, you'll need a query. This topic was covered last week The Write Shadow's workshop. I HIGHLY recommend you stop by her blog and go through her shop before submitting, especially if its your first query. Then post it below, and we'll look it over:)
So, today, let's talk about your MC. Beyond his/her name, I want to know two or three adjectives that describe him. A performing mime? Budding ballet dancer? Clown in classroom?
BE SPECIFIC. Think beyond pretty, smart or funny. What makes your MC unique?
Next, write down what your MC's greatest desire is. What do they wish for ore than anything in the world?
In the next sentence, tell me what is stopping your MC. What's his conflicting goal. Two things that the MC wants, one is a desire the other is in the way.
What are they?
Write them down!
This may seem like something simple, but when you break down your pitch in bite size chunks, it is simple. BUT effective!
Feel free to post your information in the comments and we'll work together this week!
Happy logline, beautiful guys and dolls!!
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