Friday, April 1, 2011

Blogfest Twitter Pitch






I wrote a twitter-length pitch for my middle grade novel. You can check out the other blogfest entries here.



Clip art licensed from the Clip Art Gallery on DiscoverySchool.com

31 comments:

Anne M Leone said...

Wow, I LOVE this! Go you!

Kristen J said...

LOVE! Don't change anything! I teach middle school and this would definitely suck in young readers if it was on the book jacket!

Libby said...

I agree with Kristen. It's frickin good!
I'm in the contest too!

Loralie Hall said...

I agree - I think this is fantastic ^_^ Great job and good luck!

Lori M. Lee said...

It sounds fun and sweet and a bit adventurous. Love it!

Suzi McGowen said...

Wow! I love it! I wouldn't change a word, and I've only said that once before in my comments on people's pitches. This one is a keeper.

Bekah Snow said...

I think this is really great!1 I think that you can put the 11 may be at the start...Eleven-year-old Eleanor

Tina Moss said...

Adorable. Love it! Keep it!

Scott Springer said...

Yes, great job. Character, conflict, quest. Bravo!

Kaleen said...

Fabulous! sounds like a great MS! All the best.

Susan Oloier said...

This is great! My son would love to read this book. I wouldn't change anything either. I want to know how her dog got lost. But I guess I will have to read the book to find out.
Nice job!

LinWash said...

Sounds fun!

A.B. Fenner said...

That looks great! Conflict, character and voice, all in 140 characters. Nice!

S.A. Hussey said...

AWESOME pitch. Great job. Kids will love it.

douglas esper said...

smart, funny, and playful this pitch is super work! i can't believe i am saying this, but i almost wish i was 11 again so i could read this and discover the books magic from an innocent age
douglas esper

Ruthy said...

Great! Nice job getting it all neatly into one little package.

Karen Akins said...

I love that even the names contribute to the voice. Great job!

Ruth Donnelly said...

Thanks, everyone, for the lovely, encouraging comments! One thing's certain, the kid lit community is the nicest bunch of people anywhere. ;)

Shelley Watters said...

Great job! I really like this pitch. I wouldn't change anything. Good luck with the contest!

Margo Berendsen said...

Impressive - you crammed a lot of fun details into that 140 characters! A reluctant camper, shapeshifting, even her dog's name. I think it's good to go!

LK Gardner-Griffie said...

Fantastic job. You are definitely good to go with this one.

Suzi McGowen said...

Rats! I love this pitch, but I just checked it and it's 23 characters too long! Yipes!

Suzi McGowen said...

How about?

Reluctant camper Eleanor knows it’s dangerous to experiment with shapeshifting-but if she wants to find her lost dog, she has no choice.

JEFritz said...

It is really cute, but I don't think you need the "reluctant camper" because it isn't referred to in the rest of the pitch. This sounds really fun. Good luck in the contest!

Ruth Donnelly said...

Thanks Suzi! I checked it using the character count feature in Word, and it came up with 137. Apparently it doesn't count spaces! I'll rework it. I'm glad you caught that--I'd hate to be disqualified.

JEFritz, I will probably omit that part. I liked it b/c it conveyed the setting (summer camp), but you're right, it's not necessary. Thanks for the suggestion.

Cheree said...

I love this pitch. It's fantastic. You've really got me interested.

Crystal Collier said...

Two thumbs up.

fOIS In The City said...

I wouldn't change a thing about this. It's perfect. Good luck.

(In MSWord go to review and under "thesaurus" is a little icon with abc(123). Highlight your sentence and click that icon and you get character and word count. They even give you character count without spaces)

K.T. Crowley said...

I like it a lot! Good work and Good luck!

Ruth Donnelly said...

Thanks for the tip, fOIS In The City. I found an online counter, and it and MSWord got the same total--that's reassuring. :)

Online counter:
http://www.lettercount.com/

Rachel said...

WOW, love this! The first was great, so when I saw you had to shorten it for the contest I was worried it would lose something . . . actually it made it even better! You are really good at this . . . hmm, maybe I should have you give me my log line, ha!

Good luck :-)