Today’s pitch-writing tip comes from the fabulous Mollie Glick. She’s been a supporter of WriteOnCon for years, and we’ve even had some success stories from her! Mollie is a literary agent at Foundry Media.
The best way to elevate your pitch is for it to mirror the mood of your novel. If your novel is funny, the pitch should be clever. If it’s poignant, the pitch should be moving, and if it’s suspenseful the pitch should capture its drama. All the basic elements should still be there, but if you can present them with panache they’re more likely to catch an agent’s eye.
Go forth to the forums to get your pitch critiqued!
If you haven’t read the rest of our professional’s advice on how to write the perfect pitch, you can check them out in this board.