The Elevator Pitch: Hook 'Em Quickly!
This week's YA Highway Road Trip Wednesday blog carnival writing prompt is a fun and challenging one.
You're re-reading one of your favs when someone asks the dreaded question: "What's that book about?" Give us your best off-the-cuff blurb of any book, any genre, and have your readers try to guess the title in the comments!
Coming up with a hook isn't easy. It's a challenge to convey in a sentence or two who the main character is, what they want and what the stakes are, and who or what stands in their way. Last Thursday, we had a hook workshop on Agent Query Connect's weekly chat, so this gives me a place to show off my shiny new hook for The MirrorMasters. Let me know what you think!
Fifteen-year-old Leah Ellis discovers that she is actually from another planet. Now she has a mission to save her homeworld--if the traitors responsible for unleashing the apocalypse don’t destroy her first.
Here's the elevator pitch of one of my favorite books: A popular, self-centered teen dies in a car crash one cold February night after leaving a party. Now she relives her last day seven times, giving her seven chances to set her life right, and maybe save another's life in the process.
So, leave your guesses in the comments! I can't wait to see what everyone else has come up with this week :)