Friday, October 12, 2012

Pitch Live


                                  #PITCHLIVE EVENT 

           A Very Special Thank You goes out to Brenda Drake and her band of elves for creating this fun opportunity.
                          
                         
                                                    

                                       
  



                                            Title: ABEGALE FORCE
                        Genre: Upper MG Magical Realism Adventure
                                        word count: 75k


        
                                        


Thirteen year-old Abegale must discover how a medicine book, magic cards, and a grim old lady are going to help bring a grandmother home she thought was dead.

20 comments:

John Krissilas said...

Hi Karen,

I really liked the irreverent style of your pitch video—the pop-up video style comments made me laugh a lot :) My favourite parts were the creepy, extreme close-ups... "OR SO SHE SAYS!!!" and "FOREVER!!", lol, very spooky. And overall, your pitch was very focused on just the three most important characters, which really helped me follow along. It sounds like an exciting journey!

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

Karen lee Hallam said...

Thanks John!! When i saw the comment already on this post, I got spooked. Lol! :D

John Krissilas said...

OR SO YOU SAY...

Karen lee Hallam said...

O.O hee hee!

Katherine Ernst said...

What John said! I was going to say the same thing. Very cute pitch! Good luck! #26

Nazarea Andrews said...

Oh, I like it!! Your story sounds super interesting, and I really liked the pitch--the little pop-ups were GREAT :) Good luck, lady! :)

myupsndowns said...

I love your video... not dorky at all! The way you told the story and your facial expressions really sold it. Love it! :)

rlynn-solomon said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! Your energy is so perfect for the story, and I love your sense of humor.

Sarah J. said...

An upper middle grade! Love it! Good luck! #41

Katrina Sincek said...

Poor Grandma. I remember seeing this story before, but I still don't know what happened to her!

You're super passionate about your story, and it shows. Good job!

Authoress Anonymous said...

This is a lot of fun and it definitely made be giggle. Good luck! #29

Laura Hughes, MittensMorgul said...

I love the popups! Fun! Sounds like a great adventure!

Ella Schwartz said...

This is too cute Karen. I love this! Love the popups, love the mysterious voice. You did a fantastic job with this one!

Brianna Shrum said...

Sounds great! Really interesting idea and I loved the pop up comments! Nice job :)

Ellie Heller said...

Oh! I know this story, I remember seeing it for pitmad! Fingers crossed for you!

#32

Stacey Nash said...

Oh I like this one. My daughter would love this story. Eating weeds...lol

Robin Weeks said...

Great conflict--trying to find a missing grandmother is always a tough problem for a kid. Good work!

Brenda Drake said...

I really liked this premise and was very close to choosing it, but I could only choose 10. I love your personality in this video. Check on the word count for Upper MG. 75K is kind of high in my opinion. Keep pitching and get ready for Trick or Treat with an agent coming Oct. 24.

Karen lee Hallam said...

Thanks Everyone- for your thoughtful comments!! :)))

C. Issy said...

What a great pitch for Upper MG! John really said it best (darn him for moving so fast on comments!) <3