Writing Your Pitch

In continuation to yesterday’s post, here’s another article which discusses tip to writing the pitch for your novel.

Crafting a Novel’s Pitch: 7 Tips (Guest Column by Chuck Sambuchino)

(This column excerpted from GET A LITERARY AGENT, from Writer’s Digest Books.)

If you’re writing a novel or memoir, the most important part of the query letter is the pitch—a brief basic description of your story designed to pique the agent’s interest. This will be the longest and most difficult section to compose. It’s tough to boil down an entire book into a few condensed paragraphs, but here are 7 tips for how to lay out a compelling pitch that draws an agent or editor in.


Published by Jessica Urquhart

First off, who am I? My name is Jessica Urquhart. Writing has always been a hobby of mine, which got its start in middle and highschool, when I'd write short stories for the amusement of my friends and classmates. Currently, I'm working on my first book, my one true love of a story I've been saying I would one day write. Well, that day has come. If you'd care to follow my musings on the adventures and hurdles of writing my first fantasy book, then please, read my blog.

8 thoughts on “Writing Your Pitch

  1. All very good information here lately, Jessica. We writerly types love writing and reading too but, this business of marketing our master pieces is hard work that needs all the skill we can muster. Anyone can write a book and put it up on Amazon. That doesn’t mean people will read it. We have to foster that connection to our readers where they love our story as much as we do.

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      1. Yes there is a step by step guide. Stunning header graphic up top there too by the way. You look maahvelous out there in the sunset of Yggdrasil. I’d say you need the masters guide, you ain’t no dummy. I’ll send you a recommendation.

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    1. Absolutely! In fact, it’s useful now, because I need to get all is stuff written up so I can move forward with the next step. I forget, are you hop into go the route of traditional publishing or self-publishing?

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    1. Well, don’t do anything until you’re sure. If you want to try for traditional publishing, everything I’ve been reading says to try that first. I’d love to read it when you are finished and give you some feedback and suggestions for editing. I’m not pro, but the more feedback the better, right?


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