During a ten list hunt I came across author Kathy Carmichael's Pitch Generator, which generates a simple novel pitch from information you fill in the blanks.
It can also help out outline a broader concept, like the core conflict of a novel series. Here's a general example (I changed some of the generated wording to encompass a series concept:)
StarDoc is a 1,000,000+ word science fiction novel series set in the far future on various alien worlds. Dr. Cherijo Grey Veil is a bioengineered cardio-thoracic surgeon who believes in doing no harm, and in fighting for freedom and equality for all life. She wants to preserve peace and life because it is essential to the survival of all species. She is prevented from attaining this goal because a malignant crystal bent on destroying all life has invaded most of the inhabited planets in the galaxy.
(Now I have to go get over the fact it took me more than a million words to tell Cherijo's story . . . )
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Generate a Pitch
Posted by the author at 12:00 AM
Labels: generators, outlining, pitching
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You could write a 100,000 more. Anytime. *g*ReplyDelete
Hi Lynn! Glad you enjoyed my pitch generator :) -- KCReplyDelete
The million-plus words were much more interesting to read. :)ReplyDelete
A million plus wasn't enough, though. I still want more.ReplyDelete
Ha! That's awesome!ReplyDelete
This is great. It will save me a huge headache writing blurbs. I don't know why I have such a hard time getting down to the essence of the story.ReplyDelete
Lynn, you can write however many words you want to. Any time :)ReplyDelete
The generator is pretty cool except it has nothing paranormal. Paranormal isn't fantasy, isn't science fiction...so what do you use?