Susan Gourley/Kelley, fantasy author, romance author, wife, mother, teacher, and blogger lover. This is a place for interviews, craft discussions, and promotion of reading in all its forms. No flaming allowed unless you're a real dragon.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
One Sentence Pitch
I saw some advice on line earlier this week from an agent who said your query letter should be a pitch not a plot summary. In my spare moments during this busy week, I've been rewriting (dozens of time) my one sentence pitch. I'm going to bravely throw it out there for critiques. I'm pretty sure no one who visits my blog has read this book, First Dragon, so this single sentence will give you the feel for the book or not.
Men born with dragon-blood ignite a war that could end civilization and the only hope of the free people of Morbunda rests with a young man who must accept his role as a true dragon and a young woman who learns she can call the wind.
I've been on crutches for three weeks and through four snow storms. I'm tough. I can take it. What do you think of my pitch? What do you think about one-sentence pitches in general? Now that I remembered to include it!!!