If you can’t explain it in simple words, you don’t know it well enough. Be ready to explain your book in a simple log-line (2-3 lines). Use IMDB for examples of log lines.

1. KISSFor example of log lines, look up movies on IMDB.com that are similar to your book and look at the log line.  Strive to keep it super simple with an emotional hook.  Two to three lines is best.

Helpful blogs and classes:

Kristen Lamb’s blog.

Randal Houle’s The Novel Road I and II.

Pitching Class, Portland Community College.

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