Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thank you to Debbie for sending this. (Very handy when considering a work in progress):

The Elevator Speech




Hi, I’m___________________________________________________________

(Name or Pseudonym)



I’m working on____________________________________________________

(Title or working title)



It’s a



____________________________________________for___________________

(Contemporary novel, historical romance,…) Genre Audience (Pre-schoolers, teens, adults)



about a…



______________________________________________,___________________

(12 year old girl, cat, troubled teen) Name-Protagonist hero



who wants to…



__________________________________________________________________

Story goal (Make new friends, stop the fighting, save the cat, whatever)



Because…



__________________________________________________________________

Motivation (Why is this so important to the hero/main character?)



But…



___________________________________________________________________

Conflict (What or who-nemesis- stands in the hero’s way?)



So he/she/it…



____________________________________________________________________

Rising action to climax (How does he/she/it try to solve this problem?)



And learns…



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Theme (How does the hero change? What was learned?)