The writing group I'm a member of in the next town over did an interesting mini seminar a few weeks ago. It was done by a husband and wife writer/editing team. One of the many points I took away from that experience was about confidence as a writer. What does that have to do with elevator pitches you ask? Well... How often when we interact with each other does someone ask you.. "So, What's your book about?" Personally I normally think... Uuuhh... and then a noxious blurb of everything that someone SHOULDN'T say to describe their baby flows from my mouth. Granted I don't have the best confidence in the world about well.. everything so is it really that large a surprise that I botched the entire conversation when the editor half of the duo came to talk to me? To his credit the man was very kind, and with a grin he mentioned I needed to work on my elevator pitch. So I propose that for this thread we give a brief pitch of either our own work or something we've read. For all of us who need the confidence boost. Your pitch should be short, no more than a few sentences/minutes long. It needs to be catchy also.