(Just a note, this post is from our archives. Some references and links may be from past years.)
My fabulous webinar on how to craft the perfect pitch paragraph for your query letter is tonight, Sept. 18, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. Mountain time. There is still time to register if you want to come join the fun.
As part of the webinar registration, I had attendees submit their one sentence tag line and then I read through them all. What was immediately clear is that a lot of folks who are attending used the tag as a mini-summary of the story.
That’s not the purpose! A tag line should be one sentence about the inciting incident (or plot catalyst) that starts your novel moving forward–and without it, you wouldn’t have a story to tell.
So that is just one thing I’m going to be teaching folks how to do tonight. Nail that one sentence tag line about your manuscript!