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Day 14 #MarchoftheWriter

Return of the pitch

So a pitch is just like being a salesperson. You have maybe 5 mins to sell your product to that manager of the shop, factory, office. A story is no different. The first line has to be the shocker, the lead line; Leading the agent or publisher to read the next part.


The rule of pitching SHORT BUT SWEET. But then you all know I like to break the rules! 😉

So without further ado here’s my pitch.

What do you do if you’re stranded in a barren land and the sky turns red, a sign that the acid rain is about to pour down on you and melt your skin and bones?
Bez is thrown out of Mount Elta for having a big mouth. Kyte for being an instigator and disturbing the peace. The Committee, are the law inside what was their home. No one would dare stand up to them in fear of being cast out.
Now with a backpack containing an acid-proof tent, a little food and medical supplies all created from the precious Terra Plant, the two hunt for the OutCasts; those that had somehow survived. There was proof of their existence but not of their habitat. Can they find them in time, and more importantly, will they be welcomed?

So how did I do?
Does it make you want to know more?
Can you work out what genre of fiction this book is?

Wattpad? What?

Here’s what you need to know before I start throwing out numbers. It is a fact now that the writers on Wattpad are not kids and that many of the stories on Wattpad are not suitable for kids. That is why Wattpad has a mature label for adult stories.

Yes, Wattpad started as kids writing fan fiction, and even though there is still fan fiction written, ( Yes, I have partaken in this) that is just a tiny percentage now, compared to before.

I’m an avid, well more like addicted reader on Wattpad and I have a pen name for my fan-fiction and I use my own name for my novel work.

The Wattpad app came out in 2008 – 14 years ago.

90 million readers use Wattpad.

Wattpad stories are available in over 50 languages.

Even though most of the stories on there are free to read, their paid book users have spent half a billion minutes reading the paid books. On average there are 30 million minutes of reading every month from these paid books.

I have read stories on Wattpad that can easily rival a bestseller.

Wattpad authors have gone on to receive publishing contacts and many, more every year, get picked up by TV or film producers.

So, back in 2015 many took part in a Wattpad challenge called A to Z of Wattpad. I have decided in recognition of how frigging AWESOME Wattpad is, I would resurrect this challenge. And if any Wattpad readers or writers happen to see this blog, I challenge you to post your A to Z of Wattpad.

LET’S DO THIS!

Broken Chains – dark mafia romance

This is the first time I have shared unpublished work to the public. It’s quite a scary thing to do.

I started writing each chapter on Wattpad, then I narrated small parts and added chapter to my monthly newsletter.

I’m about halfway through now with 50,000 words. I’ve given myself a September deadline, but it doesn’t matter if I meet the deadline or not.

Thank you, everyone, who is taking this journey with me.

If you haven’t started reading Broken Chains, allow me to introduce to you some of the main players.

 

Elizabeth Finley. I put her through hell.  She starts of doing some research for the novel she’s working on. But her research goes too far and she ends up getting snatched by MI5 and interrogated by agents. And that’s how the story starts.

Liz (2)

 

Alex Jones is one of the MI5 agents that interrogates her. Can’t tell you any more without giving up the plot.  But let’s just say Liz and Alex get very cosy.

Alex Jones

 

James, Liz’s estranged father, turns out to be the Godfather of the Greek Mafia. He’s lied to her and she quickly learns how ruthless and dangerous he really is.  Liz is the Princess of the Greek Mafia and Jacob’s only heir. Now it’s her turn to do her duty.

Untitled design (69)

 

Marco Luchiano. Don of the Italian Mafia who kidnaps and tortures Liz.

Marco Lucianno

 
Something new I’m also trying is I’m translating all the Italian, Greek and Russian mafia, who star in the book. I want authentic dialogue which is then translated into English.

I do hope you take a look and read the chapters that are up on Wattpad.

The narration of Broken Chains

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