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27 January 2010 @ 12:45 pm
Pitch and Synopsis - Two in the Same?  
I am submitting one of my older stories to a writing contest and one of the stipulations is to write a pitch.  It's been a while since I have submitted anything.  Is a pitch the same as writing a basic synopsis?  Either way, I'm dreading it because I am TERRIBLE at writing synopsis'. 
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Mimsy: GLEE. rachel; you better shape updazzlebug on January 27th, 2010 06:56 pm (UTC)
When getting down to the nitty-gritty, I'd say a synopsis is like a summary of what happens, without revealing too much. But when you're pitching something, you're talking it up, saying why it would be good for such-and-such, what it would bring to such-and-such, etc.
Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on January 27th, 2010 08:54 pm (UTC)
I thought a pitch was to describe the story as much as possible, with as few words as possible, say Avatar is Pocahontas without the songs or Twilight is Romeo and Juliet between two different beings and nobody dies.
Barbara Desmondgloomybardgirl on January 27th, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC)
Good luck. I suck at them too so I just avoid them altogether but of course I seem to avoid commas too since I have a phobia.