Friday, July 29, 2011

Elevator Pitches

Rachelle Garder has been doing a series of posts about elevator pitches.  In her first post, Crafting Your Elevator Pitch, she details 8 steps to take in order to perfect your pitch.  In her next post, Elevator Pitch Critiques, she takes some of the pitches submitted by readers and details why they do or do not work for her.

I started working on mine this morning while I was on my walk.  It went through quite a few revisions, then more while I was driving to and fro.  Finally, this evening, I typed it up.  I'm sure it will be revised quite a few more times before I'm happy with it (that'll probably coincide with the completion of the book. ;))

To celebrate, I'm going to sponsor an elevator pitch contest.  I'm not going to announce the details until I get back from vacation, so you have plenty of time to work on yours!

Here's mine:

It's a young adult science fiction/fantasy/romance story about Earth's most eccentric multi-trillionairre, who has devised an evil plot to seize the Stylithium mines on Mars, free the Neptunian rebels imprisoned there, overthrow the Martian government, and destroy the interstellar treaty, casting the entire galaxy into poverty. When 17 year old Merry Underwood's father is kidnapped by the rebels, it's up to her, together with twin brother Mark, handsome but mysterious Artemus, and overgrown octopus Inky to thwart Uncle John's evil plan before it's too late.


  1. Ooo, fun. I might give it a try, though I'm terrible at blurbs. :)

  2. nice, i've found if i can't explain a story briefly, nobody cares about it