First of all I just ran across this- Official 2010 Write Your A** Off Day. Looks like fun doesn’t it? It’s a challenge to write 3,000 words in a day. I bet I could do it — if I sat and stared at my WIP for hours. Ha. I’m a short bursts kind of writer, so it’d be interesting to see what I could pull off on a whole day devoted to nothing but writing.
I feel like I’m always linking to Nathan Bransford’s blog, but it’s for good reason — he’s a flippin’ genius. His blog post yesterday was on writing your one-line pitch.
According to him there are three basic elements in a good one sentence pitch:
- The opening conflict
- The obstacle
- The quest
So, in the spirit of good fun, here’s what I’ve come up with for Emerald’s Keeper.
Mandy may only be fourteen, but faced with a darkening world and a villain she loves, she must find the strength to do the right thing — or turn to the dark.
What do you think? Need some more work? I’m seriously struggling with this one sentence deal.
Share your one-liners in the comments!