Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Book Review: Detransition, Baby
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Tagline, Logline and Pitches
My favorite writing conference is next weekend. Other than living in fear that I will get covid and have to miss it, I'm working on my pitch for an agent, and tagline to tell other writers what its about.
This has me looking back for resources to write what feels like impossibly short descriptions of the novel I'm working on right now, titled To Feel the Earth as Rough (from a favorite poem)
The tagline’s job is to evoke emotion
Diving into the deep end on the far side of the moon ((Edit, added after reading some comments)
Jumping into the deep end on the dark side of the moon
Word, Phrase, Sentence, Paragraph
It's harder the shorter it gets, so I'll move backward.
Paragraph (basically a logline)
This is a story about what happens when …
a middle-aged mother who goes to the moon to get justice for her daughter’s death discovers the martial arts cult that she had blamed might have been the best thing that ever happened in her daughter’s life.
This is accurate but seems a little dry.
The word, phrase and sentences are much harder. I haven't settled on anything yet but here are my thoughts:
...is about forgiving despite anger, recognition of the value of something we don’t understand, explored through a martial arts style on the surface of the moon.
Acceptance of the value of things we don’t understand.
Acceptance that other people’s choices are probably right for them.
Recognition of the value of things we don’t understand.
Forgiveness. Acceptance. Recognition.
Thursday, October 7, 2021
Book Review: Transference
|Transference by Kate Jonuska|
This has been on my shelf for a while; once I started reading I realized why I had avoided it. The title and the cover made me think it was a body-switching book, and apparently I have something against those! In fact, it was delightful and amusing and even touching at times. Quick and fun and the writing is excellent! Next book from Kate Jonuska, I won't hesitate.