Friday, September 19, 2008

Writing Lessons: Hook or Pitch Worksheet


1. The name of the novel is: ___________________________________
2. What is the main character’s name?___________________________
3. Describe your main character. Include physical features, but also briefly identify any background information that is relevant to the actions and motivations of that character in the story. (This will provide information for your character sketch.)

4. What is your main character’s goal? What does your main character want to accomplish? (This provides the motivation behind your character’s actions.)

5. What thing(s) and/or person(s) stand in the way of your character achieving that goal? (This is the conflict integral to your plot.)

6. Using your answers to the above questions, write a one- to three sentence description of what your manuscript is about. (This is your hook or pitch.)

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