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6.02.2010

One Sentence Summary

Rachelle Gardner has a great post on creating a one sentence summary for your novel, including a contest for the best five summaries that are submitted.

Here's my entry:

Jane, the perfect wife and mother, receives an anonymous note from a stranger that leads her on a wild adventure that makes her question if perfection is what she really wants after all.

What do you think?  Does it make you want to read the book?

5 comments:

Karen Adair said...

Yes! I want to read it!!!!!! Can I read it? Pretty please? :) My query wasn't quite as powerful as yours I think, but I entered as well.

Good luck!

Shelli said...

Karen, yes, I'll send out chapters for critique to our group as soon as I finish it and polish it up a bit. I mean, it wouldn't be fair to make you guys do all the editing for me, would it? And I'm sure your entry was just as good, if not better, than mine! Good luck to you, too.

kim said...

It's a little wordy, be careful. You might want to think about Jane, the perfect wife and mother, receives an anonymous note from a stranger that leads her on a wild adventure, making her question if perfection is what she really wants.
Just a thought. :)) And yes, it does make me want to read the book. I hate queries!! :((

Shelli said...

Thanks, Kim -- yes, I agree yours sounds better. I didn't have much time to come up with it, and it was the first time I tried a one sentence summary (excuses, excuses!), but I was not happy with all the "that"s that I had in there.

kim said...

That's ok, Shell. I think you're a GREAT writer!! I really like your writer's prompt essay thingies. I think you'll go really far!! :))