The Elevator Pitch
with Chris Eboch
Writers often need the dreaded one-sentence synopsis. But how can you possibly sum up your work in one little sentence? In this workshop, we’ll discuss the key to a great one-sentence synopsis—finding your story’s hook. Then practice turning your hook into a one-sentence synopsis and get feedback to help you refine the results. Finally, expand your pitch into thirty-
second and one-minute versions.
If you are going to an SCBWI conference or the IWWG Fall Big Apple Conference to meet the agents, this session will get you ready! You'll also gain confidence and insight into creating a powerful query letter, and sharing your work with potential agents, editors, or readers wherever you might need them.
Recordings will be available to class participants, both for review and for anyone who can’t attend a session live.
About the Instructor
Chris Eboch writes fiction and nonfiction for all ages, with 30 published books. Chris teaches through the Institute of Children’s Literature and has led dozens of popular writing workshops around the world. She has her MA degree in Professional Writing and Publishing from Emerson College and has a freelance critique business. Her book Advanced Plotting helps writers fine-
tune their plots. Learn more at www.chriseboch.com or check out her writing tips at her Write Like a Pro! blog. Chris also writes novels of suspense and romance for adults under the name Kris Bock; read excerpts at www.krisbock.com.
Regrettably, this event has been cancelled due to low enrollment. If you'd be interested in purchasing a critique of your elevator pitch from Chris Eboch, please email chriseboch (at) gmail.com.
Also, check out this great article about developing your elevator pitch.