Okay, so I’ve been following Polly Frost on Twitter. She writes fiction and plays, she is a journalist, and she’s also a new-media producer. Her website is: http://http://www.pollyfrost.com/ if you wanna take a gander. Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, she posted a challenge: Tweet a synopsis of your favorite movie. Yikes! A whole movie? In one sentence?
Well, I had no trouble identifying which was my favorite movie. Then, I had a blast coming up with its descriptor. I sent it off to Twitter-space, licketty-split. To my surprise, Polly seemed to enjoy it (I got a positive response, tee-hee!), so I feel inclined sharing it with y’all. Um, that’s where the “flake” part comes in: Reliving short bursts of glory, LOL! Here it is:
A hobbit meets up with his culturally diverse peeps to melt a ring of power in a volcano. His best friend is crowned king.
Okay, folks, I know this isn’t Twitter, but there is something called the logline. It’s a one or two sentence description of your novel. It gives the who, what, and how of the story succinctly. A pretty handy thing to pull out of your pocket if you’re at a conference and an agents asks you what your book is about, right? Right.
Here’s mine: Sixteen-year-old Nickie Leone discovers she is a shapeshifter and she must use her new ability to save her dad from an opposing pride leader. Good thing super-duper hottie, Xavian, is around to help teach her the ropes of feline etiquette.
So, to continue with the fun, I’d love to hear what you come up with for your novels!