Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Fun

First of all I just ran across this- Official 2010 Write Your A** Off Day. Looks like fun doesn't it? It's a challenge to write 3,000 words in a day. I bet I could do it -- if I sat and stared at my WIP for hours. Ha. I'm a short bursts kind of writer, so it'd be interesting to see what I could pull off on a whole day devoted to nothing but writing.

I feel like I'm always linking to Nathan Bransford's blog, but it's for good reason -- he's a flippin' genius. His blog post yesterday was on writing your one-line pitch.

According to him there are three basic elements in a good one sentence pitch:

- The opening conflict
- The obstacle
- The quest

So, in the spirit of good fun, here's what I've come up with for Emerald's Keeper.

Mandy may only be fourteen, but faced with a darkening world and a villain she loves, she must find the strength to do the right thing -- or turn to the dark.

What do you think? Need some more work? I'm seriously struggling with this one sentence deal.

Share your one-liners in the comments!


Shannon said...

Ooo I like this. Darkening world and a villain she love conjures up great imagery. Nice.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Talking of one liners ...

Have you thought of joining the Logline Blogfest?

I'd like to see the logline you would write, Roland

Creepy Query Girl said...

I like that pitch but it could be more detailed maybe? Nathan Bransford is da bomb. For mine, this is the best I got for the moment:

Pagan teen Avery Desjardins will face hard questions about the meaning of faith and love during her first year in the small town of Coventry, Connecticut.