quote:Originally posted by History: Who knew writing a single sentence (describing a story you've already written) would be more intimidating than writing a whole story!
Oh, the secret of elevator pitches is that you have to be comfortable with that special kind of lying that marketers specialize in: making a promise that omits a number of important details (e.g. it whitens your teeth but makes your hair fall out).
Very rarely to you get "exactly what it says on the box", and when you do the result is seldom very memorable. Will people care about the movie "Cowboys vs. Aliens" in fifty years, the way we care about "Casablanca"? I doubt it.
I tossed my hat in the ring to show community spirit, but I suggest that the dearth of entries shows we probably should discuss this kind of thing. Self-promotion is not a strength for most of us.
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