I just have to say, before we get started, that it has warmed the cockles of my heart to see what a wonderful response you've all given our participants! Those who have been brave enough to submit a pitch have been so grateful for your helpful comments!
(And please don't ask me what a cockle is or what they're doing in your ventricular space. A cockle sounds like something that should shackle you to a chicken coop, which seems like a sniglet, but I digress...!)
Today's pitch comes to us from Alisha, an elementary school music teacher, flutist, and chicken farmer :) Welcome, Alisha, and thanks so much for playing our game!
Alisha presents us with this entry:
Title: Finding the Reindeer Beat
Genre: Picture Book
Pitch: "When Santa’s sleigh team decided to retire, a new group of reindeer trained with Coach Dasher, almost crashed in front of Santa, and discovered the secret to staying together."
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE, or NO?
If your answer is YES, please feel free to tell us what you particularly liked and why the pitch piqued your interest. If your answer is MAYBE or NO, please feel free to tell us what you think could be better in the spirit of helping Alisha improve her pitch. (However, I must ask that comments be constructive and respectful. I reserve the right not to publish comments that are mean because that is not what this is about.)
Please send YOUR pitches for the coming weeks and spread the word to all your writer friends so we can keep playing!!!
Rules For The Game: send your working title if you have one, the age/genre you're writing for, and The Pitch, (and your pitch can be anonymous if you prefer - just let me know) to email@example.com (or use the handy Email Me button on the right-hand side.) Try out pitches you're polishing for submission to get a sense of how they're working, or try out pitches for ideas you're mulling over to see if they have merit. Writers and readers are here to help!
Alisha is anxiously awaiting your thoughts on her pitch!