Monday, May 12, 2008

Writing a Book Pitch for a Query

Agent Kristin Nelson has an interesting series of blogs (starting April 25 through May 6th) on creating the pitch paragraph or paragraphs about your book for a query letter.

She shows how to discover what the plot catalyst is in your novel, then how to build your pitch around that catalyst using plot, character, background, or a combination of these elements.

Her blog is located here:

We both believe that the catalyst moment is the most important focus for creating either a pitch or a blurb for your book, but my method differs a bit. To read my article on creating a blurb or a query pitch, go to and read my articles on writing blurbs and query letters.

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