Pitch Exercise #1 – Would you accept or reject these pitches?
The online exercises have ten questions. They have the published or unpublished pitches of ten books or movies. It is your job as a pretend editor or agent to accept or reject each pitch.
You can select more than one answer. For instance, you can choose reject it and then check all the things it was missing.
You must select at least one answer for each question. If you reject it, please put a check by the reason. If your reason isn’t listed, you can put it in the box below number 10 on the form.
1. Reject it.
2. This pitch is missing main character.
3. This pitch doesn’t tell what main character wants or needs.
4. This pitch doesn’t tell why main character can’t get what he wants or needs.
5. This pitch is missing emotional hook.
6. This pitch is missing conflict.
7. This pitch is missing change in character.
8. This pitch is missing universal theme.
9. Ask for first 3 chapters and a summary. Why? (Put answer in box below)
10. This is a pitch from an already published book or movie. (Put title in box below)
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