140 Character Pitch
When Chuck Wendig interview authors, one of the usual list of questions is ‘What is your 140 character pitch?’
140 characters less hashtags is a tweet, a sentence, a brain spasm. Seriously, 140 characters to tell the greatness of my story? (smack, smack – getting a grip on my hysteria)
Pitching and summarizing our projects is a necessary skill. As authors, we need to be able to entice our would be audience with a concise pitch.
Here’s my pitch(s), feel free to weigh in.
- Ella Hixson discovered she was a dragon, now she must figure out her new reality and save the Otherverse. ‘Hot Flashes’ is an urban fantasy. (140 characters)
- At 46, discovering you’re a dragon-terrifying. Learning how to defy gravity & fly-scary. Saving the Otherverse? Priceless. (123 characters)
- In ‘Hot Flashes’, one woman’s wish for excitement leads to discovering she is a dragon & must save the Otherverse while learning how to fly. (140 characters)
Whether you are pitching a project or writing, every word counts. Randy Elrod gave some solid guidelines for creating a ‘twitpitch’.
- Practice and tweak the pitch until it is perfect.
- Make the pitch succinct, evocative, and compelling.
- Memorize the pitch so you can use it EVERYWHERE!
- Listen to feedback.
In today’s world, we have a finite amount of time to make an impression, put your best words out there.