Tuesday, 9 October 2012

PITCH LIVE

Title: OVERTOUN BRIDGE
Genre: YA Gothic Horror
Word Count: 60,000 words

40 comments:

  1. Oh cool. I love that you're doing a horror story in a labyrinth setting. I actually just posted my story description yesterday for the first time (it is also takes place in a labyrinth).
    I love the way you describe the catalyst, that your character gets "sucked into the stonework"... Neat!

    I like it. Good luck :)

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  2. Thank you so much! Really appreciate the feedback. Ooh I'll go and check out your story description. Labyrinths rock!

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    1. Agreed. Also want to let you know I have given you a liebster award over at my blog. Check out the details at www.anythingimagined.blogspot.com and pay it forward to more bloggers :)

      Congrats!

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    2. Yay! That's so nice of you! Will pop over to your blog! :-)

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  3. Can I just say, I love your voice!?

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  4. Nice! Love the feel, the music, the choice of images.

    One small suggestion: at 12-14 seconds in, when you have the genre and word count show up, it's difficult to read because of the dark words on the dark background. Maybe outline the words? Doesn't have to be white, a light grey might work, but right now they're really hard to see, and they're a kinda important part of the pitch.

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  5. Ellie - that's great advice. I never noticed that before. Thank you so much. This is the first time I've tried to make one of these - it's very exciting!

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  6. Hi Fiona,

    Your video pitch is delightfully creepy, lol. The black and white was a nice touch, very moody. Also loved your intonation on "Jack the Ripper" and "Mr. Hyde", it was... disturbing, but in a good way. Sounds like you've got an awesome gothic mashup here, I'd definitely read something like this — great job!

    John Krissilas, #40
    http://www.johnkrissilas.com/

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  7. Ha! Disturbing in a good way - I like it! Thanks for the kind words! I'll make sure to have a look at your pitch too!

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  8. Excellent! Sounds like a creepy, super fun read :D Good luck in the contest!

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  9. Nicely delivered pitch. It felt spooky!

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  10. Your pitch is great, but I call cheating with the awesome accent! How can any of us Americans compare? ;) #26

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  11. Not only is this a really good video... but I want to read this! Good job!

    Hopelessya.blogspot.com

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  12. Love the visuals, you really got the vibe on...and I want to come along for the ride. :) #20 Good luck!

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  13. Very well done! And interesting. Good luck.
    #5

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  14. Please tell me you'll be doing the audiobook yourself once you're published! Good luck! This is a really good pitch!

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  15. Wow. What lovely comments. You guys are SO nice. And as for accent - urgh, god, I actually find my accent SO monotone lol. But glad that it sounded okay!

    If I've missed anyone's pitch, I'll get to it today!

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  16. I second Katrina about the audiobook comment! :-) This is really great and very creepy. I'm certainly intrigued!

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  17. Very spooky and what a great concept! Love it! Good luck! :)

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  18. What?! I did not know (from your hook from HLandS) that this took place in a Labyrinth with Jack the Ripper and Mr. Hyde presiding over it!!! (Amazing concept!) Maybe i'm just bad at reading and better at listening. In any case, what really intrigued me is that he went after his friend, who you've said is a "she" which makes me want to know if there's romance...::sigh:: I want to read!!

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    1. I never had enough words to work it into the pitch in HL&S. Just like I ran out of time to say that the Labyrinth is also home to four clans of underground-dwelling Goyles (gargoyles), the half-dead, and the Headless horseman. It's where the spooks go to get spooked! :-)

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    2. Oh and there is a romance in there :-)

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  19. Like everyone else, I love your voice!! Well-done pitch video! :)

    #35

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    1. Lmao! I thought that was funny. Sorry! Hmm, I am going pitch trolling again!

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    2. The blog keeps on changing numbers. Now it has me at 29... :P

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  21. Loved the visuals and the thriller beat at the end! Great pitch!

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  22. Such creepy fun! The next time I do a video pitch, I'm totally using an accent. :)

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  23. I really love the different elements you incorporated with your pitch. You did an excellent job on it! I wish you the best of luck. I was gonna follow your blog, but I didn't see the button, so I'm following on Twitter. :)

    Tamara #38

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    1. Aww thanks! Am going to have to work out how to do the follow blog button! lol

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  24. LOVE this concept!! Excellent pitch and your accent does totally match the tone!!! WELCOME to the agent round!!

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    1. Woo hoo! I am so stupidly excited! :-) Thank you!

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  25. This is one of the ones I want to read so very, very badly. If you ever want another set of eyes on it, I'd be more than happy. :)

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    1. OOOH! I've been looking for another reader! Let me know how to contact you if you're still interested! :-) And thank you!

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    2. YAY! You can email it to me: callmebecks at gmail dot com

      I'm also around Twitter a lot - same handle :)

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