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99 Problems But A Pitch Ain't One


posted by Lucy V Morgan on ,

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...except when it is. Help.


I'm in the process of writing my first YA novel (indeed, I shall have a whole new YA website soon). I need to write a pitch--they're handy, pitches--and yet I'm having a serious write-fail.

I can write pitches for other peoples' books. I don't mind saying I rather rock at that. And I spent months and months as an intern, reading other peoples' YA pitches. So why isn't it happening? Why won't the awesomeness of this WiP shrink into a neat little package of blurb-tastic horn tooting? [Shakes fist]

Please give me your pitch-writing tips. I will be eternally grateful. I will brave a dinner of "fish with eyes" (as the four-year-old puts it) with an almost-smile on my face.

(Incidentally, the one-sentence pitch for this contemp scifi thriller is "seventeen-year-old troubled genuis goes on the run with his dad's lab "project": a girl who is proof that memories are spores." That took me ten seconds, but it doesn't want to inflate any further).

Hit me!

P.S. Last chance to enter the giveaway for an advance copy of CHAIRMAN OF THE WHORED!

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