The one-sentence pitch

You’ve got to pitch perfectly if you want to attract a literary agent’s attention. A good pitch means that your book is easily pitched internally around the agency and then onwards to publishers. Ideally, you want to intrigue people in one sentence. It’s not easy but it’s worth it.

[blockquote]The phrase ‘a story about a husband and wife and their dysfunctional marriage’ is not a great pitch. ‘A story about a wife who sets out to entrap her husband so he is accused of her murder’ is much stronger.[/blockquote] Literary agent Luigi Bonomi referring to Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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