This week I’ve been scribbling in my notebook how to pitch my novel. If I’m talking to an agent or publisher (which could very well happen in the not too distant future) I need to be able to say exactly what my novel is all about.
So here’s what I’ve come up with……
I’ve just finished my novel, called But Not Forgotten. It’s the story of 2 brothers who fall in love with the same woman and how the elder brother frames the younger brother for murder, well, so you think. It starts with a suicide and contains corruption, black mail, romance and emotional conflict. A kind of modern day family saga where the action takes place in 2010, but the characters are responding to the events that took place in 1984
Hmmm, now what about genre, that terrifying word. Would you know what genre my book was from that description? Lol….I really need to sort that one out lol
There’s a classic love triangle, albeit that one party is dead, and it also confronts issues around a young woman suddenly discovering that the man she thought was her father, is, in fact her uncle.
Hmmmm, leave out the dead bit? Does that give the impression it’s a ghost story?
It’s told from multi viewpoints, which gives the reader an insight into what is going on inside the 3 main characters heads.
Do they need to know that? I was thinking along the lines that it’s my unique selling point, but, that just sounds confusing doesn’t it
The guy who was the villain at the start, appears to be the hero at the end, but that depends on how you perceive the ending.
So what genre is it? Lol Does your WIP straddle more than one genre?
I spoke about the whole Genre thing here back in December, and it seems that I’m not the only one struggling……