I'm registered for a pitch session with an agent at the upcoming LDS Storymakers conference in April and just received an email from author/editor Josi Kilpack, one of the organizers, providing a link to a blog post she wrote to help those who are preparing to pitch.
Being an often verbose person, I've been starting to practice whittling my words down to create a concise pitch and make the most of my 10 minutes with an agent. Hopefully Josi's tips will help others in the same boat.
I'm also looking forward to hearing from Inker Kirk (a.k.a. The S.E.) at our next meeting about effective pitches.
Just to practice, I've been creating pitches for existing works, either movies or books.
Guess the title or create one of your own:
Star-crossed lovers on a doomed ocean liner
In a post-apocalyptic U.S., a group of survivors fight for free will against a new government implanting mind control chips to create a "perfect" society.
A young orphan boy discovers he is really a wizard, destined to either save or destroy an alternate wizarding universe.