Saturday, September 11, 2010

THE HIGH CONCEPT PITCH

The last of the pitches, and the hardest, IMO. THE HIGH CONCEPT PITCH.

It's quick and catchy like the ELEVATOR PITCH but without ICONS. This pitch is really a play on words. Like a movie TAGLINE.

This needs to intrigue more than anything else. Entice. Force the person to pick up your book just to see what it's about.

Here are some iconic examples.

When you can live forever, what do you live for? TWILIGHT

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water. JAWS 2

In space, no one can hear you scream. ALIEN

Love means never having to say you're sorry. LOVE STORY

HERE IS MINE:
Lost love found along the Jersey Shore. BY GRACE ALONE

Can you create one for your novel? Recreate one for a favorite book or movie?

*Check out CJ Lyons' Website. These posts were inspired by what I learned in her query course.
http://cjlyons.net/extras/for-writers-2/

6 comments:

  1. Great post again, Charli. Now if I can just get you to make up one for mine LOL

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  2. LOL, and one for me, too.
    Brenda

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  3. Well, I love doing these, so email me some summary, genre, comparisons, and I will try. BUT, and this is a BIG BUT. I will only show you mine when you show me yours!

    LOL.

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  4. LOL, the last time I heard, I'll show you mine if you show me yours, I got pregnant.
    Brenda

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  5. I just spit water all over my laptop. Thanks. LMFAO. Get to work on those pitches, bitches!

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  6. *salutes* Yes, Ma'am.
    Brenda

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