Ten Minutes to the Pitch: Your Last-Minute Guide and Checklist for Selling your Story

Published By: Tallfellow Press

Book Category: Non-Fiction, Writing/Publishing

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Reviewed by Andrea Sisco

When someone is giving me advice or directions I want it brief and direct. In other words, give me the bottom line. Ten Minutes to the Pitch, by Chris Abbott is just that kind of book. Abbott's book is directed at pitching screenplays but the advice is also applicable to pitching a story for a publisher.

Abbott provides a checklist consisting of fifteen concise steps to successfully pitching story ideas and the sound reasoning behind the steps. Scattered throughout the book are brief stories that are occasionally humorous and support the checklist. Also included is a section titled: Know the Industry, helpful publications and reference lists.

Armchair Interviews says: This is a small, handy must have reference book. If you write and want to sell what you write, you would serve yourself well to buy this book, place it on your reference shelf (the one that you don't loan out because anyone who wants it should have their own) and read it again.

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