I meant to ramble yesterday, but I was gone all day. I went with my daughter and the kids to the Zoo. They have so many baby animals. And I just have to share..
But the best is the baby elephant, Zuri! Isn't she a doll. So tiny yet weighs so much!
Okay enough of my Zoo ramblings. What I really wanted to discuss, I mean ramble about was...
How many of you have gone to a conference to pitch your story? And how many of you have taken a workshop on the Perfect Pitch? What did you learn? That industry standards are approx. 10 minutes. That seems like such a short time to me. But when you're sweating bullets sitting in front of an agent or editor, believe me it's the longest ten minutes of your life.
Okay all that being said. How do you sell an idea or your story in that short of time? Do you think it should be shorter or longer? I mean you could sit down and throw out a hook...
In the early sixties during the time of make love, not war, Kathleen finds love and starts a war with her family.
And then discuss for a minute or two. Or would you rather have time to throw out a full blurb and then discuss? Tell me what you think works best for you!
Done a ramblin' for today!
See you next week.