TIP on Writing Overviews and my BIG ANNOUNCEMENT...
There is so much going on with The Pitch 101, and I don't want you to miss especially since, I have a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! But more on that later.
In my NEW BOOK, #100Pitches: Mistakes I've Made So You Don't Have To, I give pitching tips ranging from where to start your pitch to how to create your pitching materials; the pitching tips I know, have learned, and use. ZI literally pour them out of my brain. (Okay that was dramatic!) But, I wanted to take a moment to share with you a quick tip I give on one of the must haves when creating your pitch bible; writing your overview.
When writing the overview for your project...Show your attitude about each character by writing about them from their distinct perspectives. Your overview should include how you want the world to view each character individually. If your characters talk a certain way or if their syntax is unique, show it in the overview.
Take Tommy for instance, if you were writing about Tommy in the hit show Power, on Starz, your wording wouldn’t sound as if he is a good-natured White friend of Ghost'. You would write him the only way a White man can be portrayed in an otherwise mostly black urban environment: hardcore; harder to the core than everyone else because Tommy has more to prove than the average man in the hood. His voice could then be written to juxtapose with Ghost', whose syntax and demeanor should read opposite of that of the "typical" urban Black man, a kingpin, seeking to get out of the hood...
In the overview, you could show this by telling Tommy's story and his "why". You may consider writing about his loyalty to Ghost and his passion for getting money. You could write about his perspective of the world in which he lives and how that leads him to his climax or his story arc.
You can learn more about writing your overview from reading the book. In fact, and here is my BIG ANNOUNCEMENT, I'm currently seeking a launch team for my book and in return one of the FREEBIES you will get for reading the book and giving your honest review on Amazon, is an invitation to my coveted workshop, "A Pitching Bible That Wins", where you can learn how to create winning pitching materials. That said,
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A PART OF MY #100Pitches LAUNCH TEAM?
I need your help. Part of me becoming a better pitcher is PITCHING to my fellow content creators to enlist help and recognizing that spreading the word about #100Pitches takes a village.
I’ve decided to try something different. I am inviting my fellow content creators to join me in creating a special “#100Pitches Launch Team.” It’s a peer group of people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and help get the word out about my book, #100Pitches: Mistakes I've Made So You Don't Have To.
Over the next week, I'll be choosing a select group of content creators to launch my book with me.
Team Member Benefits:
As a #100Pitches Launch Team member you will get:
1. A free, electronic review copy of the book (Kindle, PDF).
2. Exclusive access to me and the other team members in a Secret Facebook Group that I will host for 1 week during the "#100Pitches Book Launch." During this week, I will teach LIVE a 60 minute workshop on how to create pitching materials that win, with a small presentation Workbook, with case studies and examples. Also during this week I will do a "Ask Squeaky Anything" video where I'll answer your specific questions about pitching as they may relate to your specific projects.
3. A special 30-minute group phone session with me prior to the launch of the book.
4. A special THANK YOU with link to your film, web series, blog, or website, on my blog and MY reasons why people should tune in to it.
5. A 25% off discount on my soon-to-be-released #100Pitches workbook. This 8 short chapter workbook contains probing questions and templates to help you work through your project based on all of the chapters of my book.
Team Member Requirements:
As a member of the #100PitchesLaunch Team you must:
* Help spread the word about the book in any way you can, to your existing platform and beyond, during the week of August 6th-August 12th. (I will give a few suggestions on how you can best spread the word about the book. I will ask that you consider using at least three of the methods I provide.)
* Write a brief book review on Amazon by August 5th.
* Share ideas and brainstorm additional ways we might further expose the message to an even greater audience. All ideas are welcome.
Team Member Sign-Up:
Thank you for your interest in the #100Pitches Launch Team. You can sign up below:
Remember the sign up will be for a limited time only and will only be offered to a select group of content creators.
Thanks in advance for being a part of my village!