Whether you’re looking for an agent or self-publishing your Fantasy book, there comes a time in your life as a writer when you have to write a pitch for your novel. Here is a bit of advice on what to do and what to avoid when drafting your pitch…
1- Bear in mind the purpose of your pitch is to sell the idea of your story to an agent or a reader. “Hooking” them with a 10-line paragraph summarising your 100k+ novel isn’t an easy task, but it is doable, and necessary if you want your book to make it to readers’ shelves.
2- A pitch for a Fantasy novel should be about 200 words long.
3- A pitch should include:
– Who your Main Character is and what he wants (his GOAL)
– What the inciting incident is and why your Main Character chooses to do something about…
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