Sum Up Your Story In One Sentence

Sum Up Your Story In One Sentence

For the longest time I DREADED being asked “Can you sum up your story in one sentence?”. How could I possibly sum up my story, with all its many plot twists, in one sentence?

The only way is with practice, of course. So that is why I’ve spent most of this week writing a one-sentence description for my stories. It’s been challenging but it’s also been loads of fun.

I knew a one-sentence description was important but I just didn’t know how important. If I can’t grab an editor or publisher’s attention with that one sentence then I’m almost guaranteed they won’t read my pitch/synopsis.

In a way it’s like writing a movie tag

Psylocke mini-series by Chris Yoast

Psylocke in her own mini-series…not impressed.

It appears my favorite female X-Man, Psylocke (Betsy Braddock), is getting her own mini-series which debuts in October.
Psylocke

While it’s not going to be written by me, an unfortunate oversight on Marvel’s part, it will instead be written by Chris Yost. His story is “a direct-sequel” to the recent Sisterhood story arc (as seen in Uncanny X-Men #509-511) in which she was resurrected. (Again!)

Chris’ story will follow Psylocke to Japan, as she seeks to place her former body in its final resting place. This is where things become complicated for her…and VIOLA! a four issue mini-series

Mark Waid on Pitching

I’m just about to wrap up my next pitch which features original story-line and characters created by me. I’m now having to take my 5 page pitch and condense it into one or two pages. It’s not easy but it’s great practice. I came across this very helpful article written by Mark Waid about Pitch Documents and wanted to share with you all.

Mark Waid Shares His Experience On Pitching Story-lines

When I talk to aspiring comics writers, they’re often most mystified not by the scripting (there are plenty of script books out there) or the language (most anyone who’s interested in doing this for a living already knows what a “panel” is, what “balloons” are, etc.).

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra isn’t G.I. Joe: The Movie

G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra I will not be among the thousands who flock to the theaters on August 7 in order to see G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Nor will I be one of the thousands to rent or buy it when it’s released on DVD. I might catch it on one of the movie channels…but that’s if I bother to stop instead of flipping past it.

One of my favorite movies was and still is G.I. Joe: The Movie.

So why won’t I go see G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra? Well, I’m sure it’ll