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Pitch problems SOLVED
« on: April 03, 2018, 08:46:13 AM »

https://electricliterature.com/how-to-write-elevator-pitch-novel-publicity-infographic-a8ec74ecf7ce

Mine is a

Keenly observed trilogy about a depressed mother's mission to explore her father's murder.

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Re: Pitch problems SOLVED
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2018, 08:53:38 AM »
A lyrical thriller about a precocious adolescent's vacation to withdraw from his eating disorder.
hmm... maybe not.

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Re: Pitch problems SOLVED
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2018, 09:22:58 AM »

https://electricliterature.com/how-to-write-elevator-pitch-novel-publicity-infographic-a8ec74ecf7ce

Mine is a

Keenly observed trilogy about a depressed mother's mission to explore her father's murder.

No toilet ????
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Re: Pitch problems SOLVED
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2018, 04:37:55 PM »
Mine is: An unflinching autobiographical novel about a morally compromised adventurer's plan.

If only my last name ended with a V instead of a U. Then it would have been correct. I don't plan. I scheme.
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Re: Pitch problems SOLVED
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2018, 04:44:14 PM »
An edge of your seat noir about an agoraphobic coven’s pains to withdraw from their privilege.

Um, okay. I'll get right to work on that.
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Re: Pitch problems SOLVED
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2018, 06:50:56 PM »
This is great!!!

Mine is:
A keenly observed war epic about a depressed doctor's vacation to pursue her disinheritance.

A war epic about a vacation doesn't seem very appropriate, though ;D
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Re: Pitch problems SOLVED
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2018, 12:41:55 AM »
A darkly comic autobiographical novel about an alcoholic child’s journey to explore writer’s block.

At last! I know what I need to write about!  :o
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Re: Pitch problems SOLVED
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2018, 01:08:57 AM »
A riveting autobiographical novel about a vengeful woman's dream to re-awaken her untimely death.


I'd prefer to leave out her untimely and just title the book 'Wake Up, Death...' ;D
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Re: Pitch problems SOLVED
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2018, 11:04:15 AM »

https://electricliterature.com/how-to-write-elevator-pitch-novel-publicity-infographic-a8ec74ecf7ce

Mine is a

Keenly observed trilogy about a depressed mother's mission to explore her father's murder.

No toilet ????

Or IS THERE?

"There were days she didn't want to move, hiding in the toilet at work until her legs went numb, endlessly re-living the moment she found out about his death."

"The toilet bowl had been red with blood-- he had struggled as his killer forced her father's face into the fetid water. She shuddered to imagine him drowning in shit, his face broken against the porcelain. She had found him on his knees, his face still in the water. She revisited the scene in her mind again and again hoping to remember clues she must have missed hidden in some crevice of the long-gone bathroom."

"'Did you forget to flush?' She quivered in rage. Ever the smart-Alec: 'What's it to you?' The sound of her slap was deafening. She had hit him with the back of her hand, ring and all. Blood dripped from her son's face, and her soul sunk, horrified by what she'd done."

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Re: Pitch problems SOLVED
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2018, 02:07:11 PM »
*Furiously decodes everyone's real names*


Spoiler for Hiden:
A dream-like coming of age story about an alcoholic adolescent's adventure to expose his mother's death.


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Re: Pitch problems SOLVED
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2018, 03:46:32 AM »
*Furiously decodes everyone's real names*


Spoiler for Hiden:
A dream-like coming of age story about an alcoholic adolescent's adventure to expose his mother's death.

I'm debating changing my name to get a better pitch...

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Re: Pitch problems SOLVED
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2018, 04:58:52 PM »
*Furiously decodes everyone's real names*


Spoiler for Hiden:
A dream-like coming of age story about an alcoholic adolescent's adventure to expose his mother's death.

I'm debating changing my name to get a better pitch...

You don't need to change your name. Just cheat like Justan did. He gave us a hint with his "Furiously decodes..."

His decoded name is: Icheatd

His tagline should really be: A darkly comic tragicomedy about a bored doctor's adventure to transcend his religious upbringing.

Now I want to know what prize I won. There better be a prize.


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Re: Pitch problems SOLVED
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2018, 05:16:15 PM »
Wow I hadn't noticed!
Well done, @Not Lu  ;D
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Re: Pitch problems SOLVED
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2018, 12:00:25 AM »
Wow! both of you are very clever!

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Re: Pitch problems SOLVED
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2018, 01:41:36 PM »
Nice work, haha. I wasn't sure if anyone would catch it.


Now I want to know what prize I won.


Of course! You win an unflinching autobiographical novel about a morally compromised widow's failure to transcend feminism.